FOUR CORNERS – On Saturday, Nov. 3, Red Feather will host its second annual Boots and Bales fundraiser to support its American Indian Sustainable Housing Initiative. This year, Red Feather Development Group is celebrating 18 years of partnering with American Indian nations to develop and implement sustainable solutions to the housing needs within their communities.

Of the 2.5 million tribal members living on America’s Indian reservations, more than 60 percent are either homeless or living in overcrowded, substandard conditions. Many homes lack basic facilities such as water or electricity.

Red Feather partners with Native American families to build energy efficient, affordable straw bale houses, provides tribal members with vocational education regarding sustainable construction techniques, and provides assistance with the complicated mortgage and land procurement process.

The event will be held at the Rockin’ TJ Ranch and include music from Montana Rose, a popular Western Americana band; Indian tacos for dinner; local libations; and live and silent auctions.

The evening will be an opportunity for guests to hear from volunteers and staff about Red Feather’s important work creating affordable straw bale homes and building the capacity of American Indian communities.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Red Feather at (406) 585-7188 or info@redfeather.org.