Week 4 – Team SPAW

It’s been a hot week here in Pablo! Thankfully, the team got all the field work finished up last week so we’ve mostly been avoiding the heat. Several of us spent Monday and Tuesday in the lab, continuing the chemical tests on the soil samples from Camas Prairie and Kickinghorse. The college is closed for 4th of July, so the rest of the week we’ve been reading up and working on our papers. The cultural team has also been phoning around to ask elders for interviews and visiting the opening events of the Arlee powwow.

The girls (Jenna, Natasha, and Minnie) have also been expanding our cultural horizons (read: enjoying ourselves while Tony is gone 🙂 ). We attended our first rodeo with Ashley in Polson over the weekend, and went to Riverside Park to enjoy the weather while we did some reading. We also made Indian tacos with Char teaching us how to make Arizona-style frybread – they were incredible. We are looking forward to the weekend’s 4th of July celebrations and attending the powwow, and of course are anxiously awaiting Tony’s return.

Mission Mountain Rodeo in Polson, MT. 6/28/14.

Mission Mountain Rodeo in Polson, MT. 6/28/14.

LaMotte Soil Testing Kit and soil filtrate from a Kickinghorse sample. 6/30/14.

LaMotte Soil Testing Kit and soil filtrate from a Kickinghorse sample. 6/30/14.

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