Blackfeet Crew

Joining the Blackfeet Crew gives you the opportunity to work alongside others from the Blackfeet Nation who share your interest in making a lifelong impact on the community and nearby ancestral lands. 

Through this experience you will have the opportunity to gain valuable job skills including trail maintenance, wildlife surveying, fencing, facilities maintenance, and much more. In addition to technical skills, you stand to gain experience in team work, effective communication, and leadership. Project partners include The Blackfeet Tribe, Tribal Historic Preservation Department, Glacier National Park, the USDA Forest Service and more.

For more information about this position, please call Lauren at 406.755.3619 (or email Lauren at lauren@mtcorps.org).

We also have other opportunities to serve with Montana Conservation Corps - check them out here!  

Position Offerings

Location: Kalispell/Blackfeet reservation communities
Program Dates: Rolling start date (February 5 to May 11) through August 17, 2018. You will receive more extensive leadership training by enrolling sooner!
Living Allowance: $631.50 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,907.50* upon completion of the program (*amount will vary based on length of term of service)

The Crew Leader position is a great opportunity for someone interested in developing their leadership skills, enhancing relationships within the local community, and positively impacting young adults with projects on nearby ancestral lands. 

Leadership Training! You will participate in MCC's Leadership Development Program (LDP), which offers technical and fundamental skill training such as chainsaw use, trail construction, risk management, and leadership skills.

Community Building! You will work with local community organizations, agencies, and educational institutions to build relationships within the Blackfeet community and to help select members for the summer crew operating in Blackfeet nation.  

Field Work! Once the summer session starts, you will be based mainly in Browning, MT, to co-lead 9 weeks of field based projects with your crew. As a crew, you’ll work with a variety of tribal, federal and non-profit partners to complete important natural resource management, cultural, and community service projects. Project partners include The Blackfeet Tribe, Tribal Historic Preservation Department, Glacier National Park, the USDA Forest Service and more.
 

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Location: Blackfeet Reservation (daily meeting location in Browning)
Program Dates: Session 1: June 4th - July 6th; Session 2: July 9th - August 10th (Off July 12th and 13th for Noth American Indian Days) *If interested you can apply for both sessions*
Wage: $8.15 an hour, plus daily lunch 

The Crew Member position is perfect for some looking for a summer job opportunity that offers on-the-job training in a variety of natural resource fields, team and communication skills, and outdoor adventure. The crew is composed of 2 leaders and 4-6 members. As a crew, you’ll work with a variety of tribal, federal and non-profit partners to complete important natural resource management, cultural, and community service projects. Project partners include the Blackfeet Tribal lands department, Tribal Historic Preservation Dept, Glacier National Park, the US Forest Service and more.

Ideal candidates will be from communities in and around the Blackfeet reservation.

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