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Daniel Dancer, "The Sky Grizzly", Badger Two Medicine area, Blackfeet Reservation, Montana, 2004.

Daniel Dancer, Blackfeet Reservation, Montana, 2004.   Daniel Dancer, "Bear-Honoring Drum Song", Two Medicine Area, Blackfeet Reservation, Montana, 2004.
Daniel Dancer

Sky Griz

The Badger-Two Medicine area is sacred to the Blackfeet tribe in Montana. In this wild area they have vision quested, hunted and gathered medicine for thousands of years. They say they never ceded it to the USFS who wants to begin drilling in the area in three years.

To raise attention to this critical issue, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions teamed up with Daniel Dancer and 4 local Blackfeet tribal schools to create the 'Sky Griz', a 130-foot living painting of a grizzly bear formed by people in black and orange shirts as well as used clothing from local thrift shops.

Participants ranging in age from 3 to 80, huddled in 35 mph winds as Dancer directed and photographed the image from a 70-foot bucket truck. To conclude this special event, traditional Blackfeet elders led the 400+ group of "human paintdrops" in an ancient bear honoring drum song.

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