AmeriCorps NCCC members to assist Wind River Reservation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two hundred and ninety-six optimistic, energetic young adults from across the nation arrived in Sacramento, Calif., in October to begin 10 months of service in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program.
These 18- to 24-year-olds are training in Sacramento before completing a series of critical service projects throughout the western region of the United States, and assisting with hurricane recovery efforts in the Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
AmeriCorps project sponsors include national, community and faith-based nonprofit organizations; municipal and state governments; federal agencies and programs; city, state, and national parks; Native American communities; and schools throughout the United States.
Past assignments on tribal lands include rehabilitating community centers in the Nez Perce tribe in Lapwai, Idaho, as well as responding to flooding at the Ogala Lakota Sioux tribe in Pine Ridge, S.D.
This year, from November to December, an NCCC team will be serving on the Wind River Reservation near Riverton, Wyo., helping to make home-repairs, sort and distribute donations, and renovate a homeless shelter among other responsibilities to meet the needs of the community.
If you are interested in learning more about joining AmeriCorps, NCCC, please visit http://www.americorps.gov/nccc.
The phrase “Indian Education” itself invokes generations of federal legislation aimed to assimilate via education. Modern day, the Title VI Indian Education Program administered by the Bureau of Indian Education provides federal funds to various educational institutions of students enrolled in federally recognized tribes.