02.16.18

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Blackfeet Community College (BCC)

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Blackfeet Community College (BCC) 

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Blackfeet Community College (BCC) for its commitment ensuring that post-secondary and higher educational services are provided to the community. 

BCCDaines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Blackfeet Community College (BCC). By 2020, BCC hopes to produce 40 certified teachers for Montana and these teachers will be able to integrate Blackfeet culture into their classrooms.

BCC is operated exclusively for non-profit purposes, ensuring that post-secondary and higher educational services are provided to the community.  BCC students, staff and Board of Trustees have adopted core values that recognize the way our interactions with others affect our value and thought systems. The first core value is Blackfeet Way of Knowing, which means Blackfeet culture/spirituality in philosophy, thought, and action.

BCC is raising up leaders of tomorrow who are rooted in the Blackfeet culture and heritage – a heritage that is known for traditional singing, drumming and dancing, as well as stick games and rodeos. Thank you, BCC for your continued dedication to creating the thoughtful and values-driven Montana teachers and leaders of tomorrow. 

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