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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

Alberta Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General cuts funding to Kainai Corrections Society forcing the closure of the only on-reserve correctional centre in the province

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:28

For Immediate Release - April 7, 2014

The Alberta Ministry of Just...ice and Solicitor General have told the Kainai Correctional Centre Society (KCCS) that it is cutting the funding for the correctional centre resulting in 12 employees to lose their jobs and the loss of a correctional centre on-reserve for minimum security inmates. The closure was effective April 1, 2014.

For 25 years the Kainai Correctional Centre (KCC) has housed minimum-security inmates providing rehabilitation measures using a holistic approach.

FAMILY HOMES ON RESERVES AND MATRIMONIAL INTERESTS OR RIGHTS ACT (FHRMIRA)

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:22

Stand-Off, Alberta (Monday April 7, 2014) - Despite years of protest and resistance by many
First Nations, including the Blood Tribe, 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).
The MRP deals with on-reserve matrimonial real property on the breakdown of a marriage or a
common law relationship or on the death of a spouse or common law partner.
The first part of the MRP provides for First Nations to enact

BLOOD TRIBE DELIVERS INTENT TO PURSUE A BLACKFOOT CONFEDERACY EDUCATION AUTHORITY

on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:27

Stand-Off, Alberta (Thursday April 3, 2014) - Members of the Blood Tribe Chief and Council and the Kainai Board of Education concluded a productive meeting with the Honourable Minister B. Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) on Friday, March 28th. Also in attendance were members of the Piikani and Siksika First Nations.

THE BLOOD TRIBE CHIEF & COUNCIL AND HENGERER FARMS LTD. HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT

on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:02

MARCH 19, 2014

The Blood Tribe Chief & Council is pleased to report that an agreement between Joachim Hengerer of Hengerer Farms Ltd. and the Blood Tribe has been reached.

Entailed in this agreement, Hengerer Farms Ltd. will have the ability to farm a significantly reduced amount of acreage on the Blood reserve for a period of one year; in return this will settle all claims and disputes associated with the Judicial Review.

Hengerer has also agreed that no further agricultural or grazing permits, other than those agreed to for the one year term, will be requested or granted unless mutually

BLOOD TRIBE FARM LAND JUDICIAL REVIEW COURT RULING

on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 20:14

Calgary, Alberta (Friday March 7, 2014) - On Friday, the Blood Tribe announced that a Federal Court ruling has been made on the “Blood Tribe farm land judicial review” regarding Hengerer Farms Ltd.
In summary the court’s judgement was that the decision not to renew permits for Hengerer Farms Ltd. was quashed, and the matter was referred back to Chief and Council for reconsideration and to decide on the matter in accordance with a set of directions it must follow.
The Blood Tribe Chief and Council have diligently reviewed that decision and are taking further steps to determine the impacts of

Communique : FNEA Update from Blood Tribe Chief and council

on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:31

Blood Tribe Chief and Council

                                                                                                            INFORMATION UPDATE

THE PRIME MINISTER’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON FIRST NATIONS EDUCATION

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

When Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada (AANDC) formerly Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) shared the draft legislative proposal on First Nations Education in October 2013, the Blood Tribe had a number of concerns with the proposed legislation which it brought to the attention of Minister Valcourt in December 2013. These include:

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BLOOD TRIBE COUNCIL RESPONDS TO LAND CONCERNS

on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 17:06

BLOOD TRIBE COUNCIL RESPONDS TO LAND CONCERNS The Blood Tribe Chief and Councillors are moving forward in ensuring that Blood Tribe resources are protected and used for the betterment of all Blood Tribe members. In December 2013, as a result of a number of concerns it was decided by Blood Tribe Council that a permit for grazing and agricultural use would not be consented to for 2014 for Hengerer Farms. Joachim Hengerer, Charlene Fox and Lois Frank have now asked the Federal Court to review this decision and, among other things, order Council to cause a permit to be granted.

Communiqué Blood Tribe Chief and Council - February 6, 2014

on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:26

BLOOD TRIBE TO HOST THE PRIME MINISTER’S ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ACTION ON FIRST NATIONS EDUCATION

 

Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe), Alberta - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in an announcement on First Nations Education, Friday, February 7th at the Kainai High School. Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations will join the Prime Minister at 11:00 am for the announcement at the high school.

 

The announcement and community feast are open to Nation members and is being hosted by

COMMUNIQUE Blood Tribe Chief and Council Feb. 6/2014 For immediate release

on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:20

Blood Tribe re-affirms position on First Nations Education

The Blood Tribe is firm on their position regarding First Nations Education.

The Government of Canada and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) have drafted legislation that will impact education for First Nations students across this land. The Government maintains that this proposed legislation bill is necessary because it is the central recommendation of their National Panel on First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education for students on reserve.

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