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Amskapi Piikuni Partnership

Piikuni Lands Crew

Joining the Piikuni Lands 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, invasive species mitigation, and much more. In addition to technical skills, you will gain cultural education and experience in team-work, communication, and leadership. Project partners include The Blackfeet Tribe,  Blackfeet Manpower, Tribal Historic Preservation Department, Glacier National Park, the USDA Forest Service, Montana Wil, Nature Conservancy, and Iinnii Initiative.

Members will receive a week of orientation and technical skills training, followed by 11 weeks of field-based project work, taking place on tribal and public lands. Most projects will be “day projects”, meaning the members will go home at night, there will likely be a couple of weeks where the crew will camp out overnight.

Highlights: Spend time in the Badger-Two Med, visit Yellowstone National Park, and survey loons near Glacier


Open Positions:


Piikuni Youth Expedition (High School Program)

Spend 11-days in the Badger Two Medicine contributing to its ecosystem while learning about the history and significance of the area to the Blackfeet. 

The expedition is for Piikuni high schoolers ages 14 to 18 who earn 72 volunteer hours. Join us July 24th - Aug 3rd.

Expedition Members will spend most of their time outdoors, camping, working, and exploring all while working through our reflective curriculum.  Upon completion of the expedition, participants receive a $100 service award.

Financial assistance is available for gear needs and other related expenses.

For more information or to apply, contact Joe Jessepe

joe@mtcorps.org.  406-845-9977

 


Piikuni Lands Crewleader Position
Location: Kalispell/Browning, MT
Compensation: $125.00 per day + $500 bonus for completing full term
Term: May 16th - Sept. 2nd
Benefits/Training:

  • Wilderness Medicine Certification
  • Wilderness Risk Management
  • Driver training
  • Leadership & facilitation training
  • All training that members receive

Piikuni Lands Crew Member Position

Location: Kalispell/Browning, MT

Compensation: $100.00 per day + $500 bonus for completing full term

Term: June 8 - Sept. 1st

Benefits/Training:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Fire safety
  • Invasive species removal
  • Camp set up/maintenance
  • Bear Aware training
  • Wildlife surveying
  • COVID Safety
  • Resume building/job search training

 

**Must be 18-years old and an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe or descendent of the Blackfeet Nation to be eligible. To apply, indicate “(WIOA) Employment Services” on the first question.**


Contact Joe Jessepe with questions - joe@mtcorps.org 406.845.9977

[Image Description: Five MCC members stand for a photo, smiling about the forest that surrounds them. All are wearing hard hats and some have trail tools beside them.]
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