"When you hit a certain age you have to think about what you're willing to sacrifice. Your twenties are all about learning to have to do without."
I’m the manager of Nin-Nah-Too-Sii (“Chief Sun” in Blackfoot), an employment-contract managing business. We started because of the huge need we have here on the reservation for work.
There are four bars that you'll want to consider next time you're living on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in northwestern Montana.
People like to complain here on the reservation. That’s what they do because that’s what they grew up doing and hearing. Parents say there’s nothing for their kids to do here, but this club has been open for two years under my direction.
That means “I am Pikuni.” Pikuni is another word for Blackfeet.
Going for it at the Warbonnet on a Friday night.
Dogs hold a special place in the Blackfeet culture. They were the beast of burden before the horse was (horses only became an Indian thing after the white Spaniards brought them over). Blackfeet have four periods of history: Creation, Dog Days, Horse...
News flash: Indians call themselves Indians. It’s not a big deal. so stop having powwows about how white people cannot say that word.
The Blackfeet tribe has about 15,500 members. 8,500 of them live on the rez. The rez is 1.5 million acres. Do the math—that makes for a lot of open space.
I've never really been exposed to anything different from the reservation. I haven't really traveled.
All races of people are not the same. They're just not. It's like saying that a man and a woman are the same. I do not think like a woman and a woman does not think like me. That's why they have the man and the woman. We don't think alike.
I’m a doctor, but I am currently not practicing. I teach pharmacology at the local community college. I grew up on the reservation, in the towns of Heart Butte and Browning. I ended up studying medicine in kind of a roundabout way.