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De La Salle Blackfeet Visitors Now Have a Bunkhouse

Immersion groups visiting De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana now have a place to stay. The Bunkhouse at Holy Family Mission has already hosted 16 groups since it opened in October 2009.

Construction started in 2005 with an inspirational group of women from Amazon Heart. The group transforms the lives of women living with breast cancer through adventure events that create a wider social impact wherever they are held. With a $20,000 donation and a week of work, the bunkhouse project was underway. Some of the women who did the initial work were still struggling with the after-effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

The building houses visitors from Lasallian and other Catholic high schools, colleges, and parish youth groups throughout the country who come to the school to perform service. They work in the classrooms and experience life in an Indian reservation in the 21st century.

The Bunkhouse features a pellet stove, bathrooms with showers, wooden bunk beds for 14 people, and a kitchen with a dining table that seats 18. It is 15 miles from the school adjoining the Christian Brothers’ residences.