Thanks to the efforts of some 16 volunteers, the Eagle Shield Senior Center and Partnerships with Native Americans, the elders of Blackfeet country received Thanksgiving turkeys on Monday, Nov. 6, to be followed by a Thanksgiving dinner at Eagle Shields on Monday, Nov. 20.

Photo by John McGill

The Eagle Shield Senior Center in Browning teamed up with Partnerships with Native Americans to hand out 375 Thanksgiving turkeys on Monday, Nov. 6. Volunteers said they saw many people turning out when they opened at 9 a.m., and they would stay at their posts until all the birds were given away.

The annual event was made possible through the voluntary efforts of Loretta Crow Eagle, Orlin Devereaux, Dawn Bremner, Carol Kipp, Marie Croff, Deena McNabb, Marie Salois, Kay Stack, Roseanne Rutherford, Christine Vaile, Ann Goss, Don Vaile, Kenny Oscar, Winslow Evans, Zenith DuBray and Karen Vielle.

Spokespeople at Eagle Shields note they will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner to the elders of Blackfeet country from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20.

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