Yearly Archives: 2018

31 Oct

Creating the Narrative, Telling Our Story

Nonie Woolf and Scott Brant at the 2018 FNDI LEAD Conference in Corozan, CA. In late September, Nonie Woolf, FAST Blackfeet Chair, and Scott Brant, FAST Blackfeet Board Member, attended the First Nations Development Institute’s L.E.A.D Conference in Cabazon, California.  One of the sessions asked participants to reclaim indigenous stories and retell them –  effectively. With four simple (seemingly) themes, new stories are brought to life. You’ll see these themes at work in Nonie’s story below: Values – Things cherished long ago are...

22 Sep

FAST and Medicine Bear Shelter Partner to Feed People

Front lawn of the Medicine Bear Shelter in Browning, MT. September 2018. One year ago, FAST Blackfeet received a two-year, $30,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute to support the efforts of the Blackfeet Nation to eliminate systemic gaps in Blackfeet food system that leave many families food insecure. Over the past year, with this support, FAST Blackfeet has attained non-profit status and has officially decided to partner with the Medicine Bear Shelter in Browning to begin planning a Food...

13 Aug

FAST Spends 2 Days Future Planning!

Nonie Woolf at August 2018 FAST Blackfeet Retreat in Browning, MT It has been a whirlwind summer for FAST Blackfeet! Here’s a little about our latest adventure. First Nations Development Institute sent us John Hendrix (all the way from Mississippi Choctaw!) for two days of nitty-gritty work as part of the process to help our new non-profit build capacity through strategic planning and visioning.  We spent two days dreaming about nourishing our community with foods grown from the cleanest soil and the purest...

29 May

FAST Blackfeet Co-Chair Graduates!

Congratulations Danielle Antelope! Danielle graduated from Blackfeet Community College last week with two Associate’s degrees. One in Science and one in Health Science. She took every science class that BCC offers (except one)! Next, she’s off to Montana State University to pursue her Bachelor’s degree. To top it all off, she was also offered a Health Policy Fellowship with the National Indian Health Board for 2018-2019! FAST Blackfeet is so proud of you, Danielle! And, so grateful that you’ve decided to spend...

04 Mar

FAST Blackfeet Forms Formal Board

  FAST Blackfeet is gearing up for a new chapter of growth! After almost two years of meeting as a group of interested individuals, FAST Blackfeet will officially seek non-profit status. This step forward will allow FAST Blackfeet to write grants, raise funds more effectively, and laser focus on the goals that Blackfeet has identified around creating a food-secure, healthy, accessible food system in the community.  FAST Blackfeet hopes to secure non-profit status by late spring of 2018.   Along with non-profit status,...