The Native Workforce Program with the Denver Indian Center, Inc. and the White River National Forest is offering “Work experience” opportunities for the Summer of 2012.
“Trails of Opportunity”
- Must be American Indian with tribal ID, Degree of Indian Blood, or must provide documents that link you as a descendent to an enrolled tribal member, i.e., birth certificate, etc.
- Must have some form of ID: Tribal/Driver’s License and Social Security Card
- Must be in High School or in College working toward a degree. (Transcripts required)
- Participants should be interested in the outdoors, have a good attitude, be willing to work with others, and be ready to participate in hard work in outdoor/remote settings.
- This project will provide participating youth with an opportunity to be part of a primitive trail crew, and live in natural/remote settings.
- This project provides a variety of benefits to the participant including the development of individual character as well as job and life skills. All individuals will work as part of a team, sharing experiences in a group living and educational environment.
- This program will provide participating youth with an opportunity to be part of a restoration crew working to protect several upland parks from seasonal erosion.
- Individuals working on this project will be exposed to ecology, hydrology, plant and animal identification, and domestic animal grazing.
- All individuals will work as part of a team, sharing experiences in a group living and educational environment.
- Participants will have access to a variety of educational discussions with a Rangeland Specialist and a Wildlife biologist.