Wednesday was, for some the first and last regular school day. Our students have really started to make connections with some of the DLSBS students. Daley has been sporting a paper clip necklace, and a few of the girls have been getting hugs.
After our school we had many different speakers come to see us, including a Native artist. A few of us bought paintings, he also donated two to our program to help raise some money for next year's trip. We also met with a young woman named Martha, who is now a sophomore in high school and a graduate of DLSBS. She basically was willing to very candidly answer questions our students had, about the DLSBS school, Browning High School, and the community in general.
We had company for dinner, Mr. & Mrs. Ridesatthedoor, so Mr. Sheehan made a gourmet feast. Stuffed turkey breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, corn, cranberry sauce, and homemade strawberry shortcake for dessert. Mr. And Mrs. Ridesatthedoor came to speak to us about Blackfeet history, culture, and traditions. They are both considered healers, and brought along some traditional foods and herbs, things like balsam needles, sweet grass, huckleberries, and rose hips.
Needless to say we were pretty tired and had a lot of clean up to do at the end of the night. Everyone has been pitching in either with clean-up or cooking.