Blackfeet Health and Science Building
The new health science and education building replaces overcrowded and outdated facilities, creates capacity for more students, and attracts the faculty we need to train the next generation of healthcare professionals,” she said. “It also brings us one step closer to expanding from a two-year to a four-year degree program in Education and Nursing.
The new building is named the Oahtkwii Piiksakii Iikohkon-Yellow Bird Woman Lodge for Cobell, also known as Yellow Bird Woman.
She was a banker, rancher and tribal official who became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the United States government over mismanagement of Native trust funds.
The building’s central hall has a high ceiling with hanging blue metal curves echoing water hanging. from the ceiling. Blackfeet photos and vocabulary decorate the walls.