The rugged, mountainous land of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana is home to the unique culture and heritage of the Cheyenne people. The day-to-day realities of life on the reservation present several challenges, from unemployment to poverty to inadequate housing, but there is much to learn from this resilient tribe and their story. Historically the Cheyenne aligned themselves with the Lakota and Arapaho people, and they fought in the significant Battle of Little Bighorn. The town of Lame Deer has a population of 2,052, which is farily large compared to our other reservation communities. Home to Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer is a town that welcomes people with open arms.
The Northern Cheyenne Reservation, located in the rugged landscape of Southern Montana, is home to a proud and persevering people. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe historically aligned themselves with the Lakota and Arapaho people and were part of the historic victory against the U.S. military at the Battle of Little Bighorn. The town of Lame Deer is the capital of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and has a population of around 2,000 people. The town struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment and rural poverty. However, the community has many strengths including perseverance, respect for the land and others and a rich culture. We partner with community members and leaders so that participants can learn about the culture and traditions of this great people. Groups will get to visit significant Cheyenne landmarks and sites while learning about the cultural and traditional ways. YouthWorks provides consistent programming for kids through Kids Club in response to limited activities for kids in the community. In order to meet tangible needs in the community, we also partner with community member to provide minor home repairs, yard card and painting. We seek to respect the Cheyenne people in everything we do as learning and building relationships is our priority.