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*MTCC Resilience Cohort - Fort Peck Environmental Protection
The Fort Peck Reservation is home to two distinct American Indian nations-the Assiniboine and Sioux. Each is composed of subordinate bands. The Canoe Paddler and Red Bottom bands comprise the Assiniboine. The Hunkpapa, Sisseton, Wahpeton and Yankton groups constitute the Sioux. Also, historically enacted Federal Homestead legislation since allowed for Non-Indian homesteading and settlement within the Fort Peck Reservation. Today, both Native American and Non-Indians reside in harmony on the Reservation. Although each has separate governance, they regularly transact to identify, discuss and resolve common needs. The Fort Peck Tribes Office of Environmental Protection is committed to protecting and educating the people of the Fort Peck Reservation on pollution problems, climate mitigation, and possible prevention strategies. The specific goal of the Office of Environmental Protection in regards to VISTA is to create a Climate Action Plan, in support of recommendations in the Montana Climate Solutions Plan, that will guide the Tribal Council and government on how to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change while enhancing their community resilience and ability to bounce back from natural disasters such as wildfire, flooding, and/or drought. Low income individuals and communities are disproportionately affected by climate change compared to individuals and communities of higher income and economic status. This project will address these disparities and allow the Fort Peck Tribe to serve its low income population and better prepare for the effects of climate change. Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) serves as the intermediary for this project. MTCC is a CEO-led coalition of colleges and universities that support civic engagement, service learning, and volunteerism across the state. Every year we place cohorts of full-time, part-time, and summer AmeriCorps members with schools, colleges, nonprofits, and government agencies in Montana.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will conduct a community assessment to guide in resilience planning. They will collect and evaluate information about past and current activities on the Fort Peck Reservation by local and state agencies and other organizations related to climate adaptation planning and community resilience. The VISTA will support Fort Peck Tribes - OEP and partner organizations to field test and evaluate resilience planning protocols, including the Montana Resilience Framework and the GAP grant opportunity. The VISTA will coordinate and engage project partners to develop recommendations for further resilience projects on the reservation that advances action steps in the Montana Climate Solutions Plan and the Montana Ready Communities Initiative.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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*MTCC Resilience Cohort - Fort Peck Environmental Protection

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/20/2022  To  07/31/2022 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812

Listing ID 112396