Upcoming restructuring for ‘Blackfeet Tourism’ | Glacier Journalist

Upcoming restructuring for ‘Blackfeet Tourism’

The Blackfeet Manpower One-Stop Center now oversees tribal parks and recreation, as well as tourism, per resolution passed by the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council.

According to the April 12 resolution, the scope of work of Tribal Parks and Recreation and Tourism better aligns with the workforce development and training programs run by Blackfeet Manpower. “Manpower has the resources, staff, infrastructure, professionalism and ability to give parks, recreation and tourism the intention to train staff to see this department thrive,” said the vice president of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, Lauren Monroe Jr.

George Kipp, Director of Blackfeet Manpower, agrees that they can streamline all the resources of campground management and tourism, parks and recreation together for a cohesive plan to better serve the Blackfeet Reserve. “I’m really excited to move forward with new projects and work with tribal programs and local and state partners,” Kipp said.

Structural upgrades are taking place this spring at Charging Home Stampede Park to make event attendance safer and more enjoyable, while allowing for greater use of the estimated resource for a wide variety of community events, thanks to the grant $50,000 Tribal Tourism Award from the Montana Office of Tourism awarded to the Blackfoot Tribe. The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has also added funds to project improvements at Charging Home Stampede Park. “We are grateful to BTBC for their financial support, leadership, guidance and generosity,” Kipp said.

Funding from the Tribal Tourism Grant will go towards improving the Charging Home Stampede Park. Rodeo grounds will receive new portable bleachers, replacement fencing and ground rake equipment. “These are a few improvements listed that will make it more enjoyable and comfortable for those who attend our events,” said Gayle Skunk Cap, Jr., Administrator of Blackfeet Manpower Campgrounds.

For more information on upcoming events or to use one of the many leisure venues, contact Blackfeet Manpower Tourism Department staff: Lailani Upham, Tourism Manager; or Carla Sure Chef, Events Coordinator at (406) 338-3821; or Wendy Bull Child, Public Relations at (406) 338-2111.

BTBC members received a list of projects in early April and responded with enthusiastic support for the upgrades. “We look forward to these upgrades to better serve our community and are pleased that these programs are run under the guidance and guidance of Manpower and Director George Kipp, whose program deserves a long track record of local achievement and success. and nationals,” says Monroe Jr.

Upcoming summer events include: Cowboys for Life Cancer Ranch Rodeo to benefit local cancer patients on June 11; Hells Half Acre Rodeo, June 12; Culpepper and Merriweather Circus on June 20; Parking lot for the Glaciers half-marathon for runners and participants, June 25; Glacier County 4H Fair, July 5-8; and rodeo activities with Indian horse relay races during the Native

Celebration of American Indian Days from July 7 to 10. Training for the horse and relay races has already started.

There will be no other events scheduled at Charging Home Stampede Park after North American Indian Days due to construction.

For more information on upcoming events or to use one of the many leisure venues, contact Blackfeet Manpower Tourism Department staff: Lailani Upham, Tourism Manager; or Carla Sure Chef, Events Coordinator at (406) 338-3821; or Wendy Bull Child, Public Relations at (406) 338-2111.

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