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Native Youth, Film Crew Welcome Buffalo

Native Youth, Film Crew Welcome Buffalo Native Youth, Film Crew Welcome Buffalo

Members of the Nakoda Dakota Oyate Youth Council attended an addition to the Fort Peck Tribes Buffalo Ranch herd Jan. 10. They were joined by a film crew from the Public Broadcasting Service.

“The buffalo ranch visit was awesome,” advisor Carrie Manning told the Northern Plains Independent. “The Tribes got more buffalo from Yellowstone. We were invited to welcome them. There was a PBS film crew from London, England. They are doing a five-part series on the grasslands of America and they chose Fort Peck grasslands and our buffalo as a part of their film. It was an amazing experience for the youth and families in attendance.”

Member youth who attended included Jocelyn Williams, Jonathan Williams and Ryelei Bauer.

NDO meets up to twice a month and prospective new members are always encouraged to attend. The group meets at Spotted Bull Treatment Center in Poplar.

NDO is a group of youth leaders from across the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation and neighboring communities. They represent each of their communities and their schools.

Their purpose is to promote and nurture understanding of becoming leaders within the schools, community and the reservation. Each school year, a new group is elected by their peers to hold the office seats.

Each school year, they take an oath to be drug- and alcohol-free. NDO is a 501(c)3 organization. For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page.

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