Goodbye to Great Northern LCC tribal student intern
The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative just said goodbye to our Tribal Student Intern Coy Harwood, whose season ended on October 20. The internship, in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), allowed Coy to work with the Blackfeet Tribal Environmental Office, drafting sections of the Blackfeet Climate Change Strategic plan; interviewing elders to capture Traditional Ecological Knowledge; supporting communications outreach on Climate Health Project; and reviewing draft legislation on the Farm Bill to increase its effectiveness for tribes.
Coy also worked with the Blackfeet Planning Office prepping for the annual Crown Roundtable Conference. During the first week of August, Coy attended the annual Tribal Climate Camp, a collaboration between ATNI, BIA, the Northwest Climate Science Center, and the Institute for Tribal Government that supports teams of tribal leaders, planners, and student interns to build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts. Coy spent the summer working in Browning, Montana, but has returned to Montana State University in Bozeman to complete his final semester in Pre-Med.