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Darren Kipp of Cuts Wood School talked about the importance of teaching the Blackfeet language to young people and the collaborative projects the immersion school can join Browning in accomplishing.

Browning Schools teachers, aides, bus drivers, cooks, custodians and more came in early on Thursday, Aug. 25, first to eat breakfast, then to listen to speakers in the Browning High School gym. Leaders from the Board of Trustees, Administration, Blackfeet Community College, Cuts Wood School and the Blackfeet Tribe encouraged everyone to work together and collaborate for the good of the students while emphasizing the Blackfeet people’s unique culture, language and world view.

While those gathered were mostly associated with Browning Schools, a special section was set aside for community members to listen in on the conversation. The gym floor, meanwhile, was set up with tables surrounded by staff members.

Special efforts were made to recognize everyone who makes Browning Schools run, and each person’s name was read while they rose and were applauded. The morning’s activities were followed by a huge community barbeque outside, and the new school year’s preliminary event concluded on a high note.

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