Global Volunteers scholarship awarded

May 15th, 2010 | By | Category: 21-4: Native American Studies, Summer 2010, Tribal College News

Wilson Afterbuffalo, a second-year pre-nursing student at Blackfeet Community College, recently received the Global Volunteer Scholarship. The Global Volunteers Organization members come from all parts of the world to places with third world conditions. Blackfeet Community College (BCC, Browning, MT) is one of the organizations they come back to each summer. Last year the individual members decided to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in health or education as the Blackfeet people have major health problems and a shortage of elementary teachers. They chose Afterbuffalo, who works part-time at the local nursing home, because of his commitment to working with the elders. Afterbuffalo enjoys working with the elders and sharing their wisdom, and few health care workers know how to care for them. BCC President John Salois says, “We are grateful to the Global Volunteers not only for their projects but also for the interest they have in our students and the Blackfeet people.”

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