About Us

Goals & Objectives

Blackfeet Community College has developed objectives and purposes based on the goals of the Blackfeet Tribe, as set forth in the Blackfeet Community College Tribal Charter.

The Blackfeet Tribe, according to the comprehensive educational plan, has identified the following goals:

  • Promote educational opportunities
  • Increase the educational level (sic)
  • Advance the knowledge and pride in Blackfeet heritage
  • Improve tribal management
  • Provide community facilities for advancement in education and other tribal institutions
  • Provide cultural and recreational opportunities for the residents

The Blackfeet Community College charter indicated the purpose of the college in this manner: “Pursuant to the authority granted by Article VI. Section (h) of the constitution of the Blackfeet Tribe, The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council hereby charters a public non-profit corporation exclusively to provide post-secondary and higher educational programs by bringing to the reservation programs from other institutions and/or by establishing and operating institutions on the Blackfeet Nation granting post-secondary degrees and certificates.”

Blackfeet Community College is operated exclusively for non-profit purposes to provide post-secondary and higher educational services to the community, and to provide cultural, social and recreational services that are sensitive to the varying community needs.

Vision Statement

It is the vision of Blackfeet Community College to strengthen and enrich our community through quality education integrating the Nii-tsi-ta-pi world of knowledge.

In recognition of the fact that we all have values that are shaped and developed through our interactions with others, and that these values shape our thoughts and actions, Blackfeet Community College students, staff, and Board of Trustees adopt the following core values:

  • Tsi-ksi-ka-ta-pi-wa-tsin –Blackfeet Way of Knowing: Blackfeet culture/spirituality in philosophy, thought, and action
  • Nin-na-wa-tsin – Being a Leader: Professionalism, integrity, and responsibility in human interaction
  • Ini-yimm – Respect: Respect for ones self, all other people, all ideas and each thing in the natural world.
  • Ni-ta-pi-pa-ta-pi-tsin – Living in a Good Way: Honest in all thoughts and actions.
  • Ii-yi-kah-kii-ma-tsin – Trying Hard: Commitment, Dedication, Sincerity in the pursuit of all our goals.
  • Aoh-kan-otah-tomo – Accepting Everyone: Embracing the unique talents and contributions of each individual.
  • Ii-ta-mii-pa-ta-pi-yoip – Happy Living: Humor, laughter and enjoyment of life.

WE ARE COMMITTED to ensuring that all of these values are incorporated into all that we do, fulfilling the Vision and Mission of Blackfeet Community College.

Mission Statement

The purpose of Blackfeet Community College is to provide the Blackfeet Nation and our “universal community” access to quality educational programs that prepare students for achievement in higher education, meaningful employment, basic skills instruction, and community education, while integrating the Blackfeet culture and language.

Mission Statement Goals

  1. Access – providing access to all members of the community’s service district who desire education and training enabling them to pursue life-long educational opportunities.
  2. Achievement in higher education – providing opportunity for students to earn academic degrees and supporting their transfer to upper division higher education institutions.
  3. Meaningful employment – providing opportunity for students to earn degrees and certificates that would qualify them to gain meaningful employment.
  4. Basic skills – providing students with programs and courses that will increase their likelihood of academic success.
  5. Continuing education – providing the community with courses and programs that enrich community life and support line-long education.
  6. Integrating Blackfeet culture and language – providing programs and courses that sustain the past and promote the vitality of the Blackfeet Nation’s future.

Accreditation

Blackfeet Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Anyone having questions concerning accreditation should contact: Blackfeet Community College, President, P.O. Box 819, Browning, MT 59417, (406) 338-5441, or Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052.