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The Blood Tribe welcomes you to visit our website. With approximately 12,000 members situated on the largest reserve in Canada, we share with you our tribal administration, entities and the many features which comprise our position within the Blackfoot Confederacy, Treaty Seven and beyond.We invite you to view features of the Blood Tribe Administration, our entities and current and historical aspects of the contemporary and traditional Blackfoot way of life in the 21st Century. Also, you are encouraged to read our tribal magazine ‘Tsinikssini’ (Sharing of News) of events, activities and many topics designed to share a little of what we do on the Blood reserve. The sharing of information has long been a way of communicating between the First peoples of this land. Today, that method continues through print, audio and the growing social mediums which distribute news and information almost instantaneously.The Blood Tribe encourages the sharing and distribution of information to our people and for those interested in tribal activities, opportunities and interests. We welcome you to the Blood Tribe. To reach the Blood Tribe Administration front desk, call: 1-403-737-3753

ATTENTION BLOOD TRIBE MEMBERS

on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:47

Pursuant to a health funding agreement with the Minister of Health Canada (Minister), the Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. (BTDH) has been responsible for the delivery of health programs on the Blood Indian Reserve located in Standoff.  In recent years, BTDH accumulated a funding deficit and financial risk that compromised its ability to deliver programs and services to Blood tribe members. Through the departments’ recent recovery plan, BTDH has resolved its financial deficit and is taking the necessary next steps to eliminate other challenges. 

 

Looking forward, the BTDH has begun a

NEWS RELEASE

on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 09:42

BLOOD TRIBE CHIEF & COUNCIL COMMUNIQUE #2 SEPTEMBER, 2014

on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:15

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (FHRMIRA)

As reported previously, after many years of protest and resistance by the Blood Tribe, and other First Nations, the federal government passed into law Bill S-2 on June 19, 2013. Bill S-2 is now the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (FHRMIRA) and is also commonly referred to as the “Matrimonial Real Property Act” (MRP Act).

The MRP Actdeals with “matrimonial real property” issues on reserve on the breakdown of a marriage or a common law relationship or on the death of a spouse or common

Indian Residential School Program - INFORMATION SESSIONS

on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:47

Did You Know? Personal Credits can be used for formal education (college, university, trades, access programs etc), and ALSO language and culture projects.

 

This can include traditional knowledge courses taught by elders, culture camps, healing, and on-the-land activities including:

·      hunting, fishing, trapping, tanning, canoeing, camping

·      harvesting and preparing traditional foods and medicines

·      artistic and cultural expression– beadwork, sewing, carving, painting, dancing, storytelling, traditional games, etc  traditional laws and values – roles, rites of passage,

Kainayssini

The Creator put on this earth all peoples with a unique culture and language to occupy a specific territory of land to fulfill His purpose for creation.

DISTRIBUTION

on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:16

BLOOD TRIBE OFFICIALS ISSUE STATE OF EMERGENCY

on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:47

For Immediate Release - June 17, 2014

 

Blood Tribe Emergency officials have gathered Tuesday night in Stand-off and have declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY effective as of 7:30PM for the Blood Indian Reserve. A Flood Reception Centre has been setup at the Multipurpose Building in Stand-Off and will be facilitated by the Red Cross for the next 72hrs. Anyone being affected by the flood is encouraged to call the Flood Reception Centre at 403-737-3868. Callers are also being asked not to call the Red Cross directly, due to signal difficulties in the area. 

 

The Kainai Board of Education has

RE: SACPA (SOUTHERN ALBERTA COUNCIL ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS) DEBATE INVITATION :

on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:10

 

In Response - June 7, 2014

 

On June 10, 2014 the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) will be hosting a debate called “Are There Better Options to Settle the Blood Tribe Farm Land Disputes than Going Through the Courts?” And according to their website, in attendance as Panel Members will be Lois Frank, Eugene Fox, and an invited representative from Blood Tribe Council.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TREATY 7 CHIEFS COMMITTED TO CONTINUE WORK ON EDUCATION REFORM AFTER REJECTION OF BILL C-33

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:22


May 29, 2014

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Treaty 7 Chiefs continue calls for dialogue on revising Bill C-33, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, despite heated debate that exposed a wide gulf among chiefs at the Assembly of First Nation’s Special Chiefs Assembly this week. Chiefs argued on both sides: some wanted to try pushing for significant amendments to the bill, while others felt the answer was simply to “kill the Bill.”

Treaty 7 Chiefs however, are willing to continue work with the proposed bill through amendments and appealed to keep pushing the government for meaningful

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