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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

BLOOD TRIBE CHIEF AND COUNCIL COMMUNIQUE December 11, 2014

on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:00

ALERT

DANGERS OF OXY 80

Chief and Council are aware of the serious problem of drug abuse in our community, and in particular a street drug which is being referred to as Oxy 80. We are extremely concerned about the well being of our tribal members.  We have been informed that at least 6 deaths in the community can be attributed to the street drug Oxy 80; some of these incidents have involved a combination of drugs including methadone.    

According to the Doctors serving our community they “have seen an escalation of overdoses with near respiratory collapse caused by the ingestion of a pill

THE BLOOD TRIBE ANNOUNCES ITS APPROVED RESTRUCTURING MODEL

on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:02

For Immediate Release - Tuesday November 25, 2014

 

On November 24, the Blood Tribe, one of the largest First Nations in Canada with 12,000 plus members, has announced its approved model for its organizational restructuring. This updated and enhanced pillar model was created in response to concerns by community and was pushed to the leadership forefront to better meet the needs of the community. This approved model is meant to enhance and promote an improved governance structure that accommodates their growing government and business operations.

 

A Four-Pillar system that streamlines key

Christmas Dinner - Calgary

on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:19

COMMUNIQUE # 4 November 6, 2014

on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:36

MATRIMONIAL “REAL PROPERTY” ON RESERVES

SUMMARY

The following Summary has been prepared for Blood Tribe members to assist in understanding the federal government’s law called the Family Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (the “federal Act”).

BACKGROUND

The federal Act was enacted by the federal government on June 19, 2013 and it basically deals with matrimonial real property on Reserves.  In the context of Reserves, matrimonial real property refers mainly to the family home where both spouses live during their marriage or common-law relationship.

DISTRIBUTION TO BAND MEMBERS

on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:19

BLOOD TRIBE KICK STARTS RESTRUCTURING PHASE

on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:07

Stand-Off, Alberta (October 22, 2014) - On October 6, the Blood Tribe Chief and Council passed a motion signifying the beginning of an organizational restructuring phase. The result will be the dissolving of the current Senior Executive Officer position as of December 2014 and the implementation of a new organizational structure by April 1, 2015. 

Plans have been in motion to reconstruct the management organizational structure and this process is just in development at this point.

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

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,

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