Tag Archive | "First Nation"

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Piikani Nation School hosts Trickster Theatre

Posted on 18 December 2012 by Contributor | Comments (2)

GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR – CONNIE LASSITER Oh what a show! Trickster Theatre Company led a one-week artist-in-residency program at Piikani Nation…Continue Reading

author Thomas King


Author stops in Macleod to talk to local students

Posted on 27 November 2012 by Editor | Comments Off

Thomas King attributes his decision to become a writer to love. Love of a woman — not literature. “That’s how…Continue Reading

Dr. Michelle Hogue


U of L professor honoured for work with Blood Tribe

Posted on 23 October 2012 by staff | Comments Off

The Canadian Education Association last week honoured a University of Lethbridge professor for her work with First Nations. Dr. Michelle…Continue Reading

Steven Ellertson of Brocket is one of 20 young people from across Canada chosen to attend a youth summit hosted by the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association.

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Local resident is chosen for national diabetes discussion

Posted on 09 October 2012 by Editor | Comments (1)

Steven Ellertson will join a select group of people this week at a national conference on diabetes. The 23-year-old Brocket resident is one of just 20 young people from across Canada chosen to attend the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association’s Youth Summit at Niagara Falls, Ont. A member of the Piikani Nation, Ellertson has seen first-hand…Continue Reading

buffalo jump anniversary plaque

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump interpretive centre celebrates milestone anniversary

Posted on 01 August 2012 by Editor | Comments Off

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump interpretive centre for a quarter of a century has shared the stories of the plains people with the world. The UNESCO world heritage site’s contributions to preserving the buffalo jump and sharing those stories were honoured Wednesday. Hundreds of people turned out for the 25th anniversary celebration on the pavilion. Dignitaries and…Continue Reading

John Duncan and Piikani Nation Chief Gayle Strikes With A Gun

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Aboriginal affairs minister joins Piikani chieftanship

Posted on 18 July 2012 by Editor | Comments Off

Canada’s aboriginal affairs minister is the newest member of the Piikani Nation honourary chieftanship. John Duncan received a ceremonial headdress and Blackfoot name White Buffalo on Wednesday during a ceremony in the new Piikani Nation arbour. “I am deeply grateful for the honour bestowed upon me today,” Duncan said. “It is an experience I will…Continue Reading

Blackfoot legends art display

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Blackfoot legends form student art exhibition

Posted on 03 April 2012 by Editor | Comments Off

Blackfoot legends are showcased in a new art exhibition at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Walshe Crossroads Campus students created 21 acrylic paintings based on a variety of Blackfoot legends. “The Blackfoot culture has a very rich oral story-telling history, and there were many Blackfoot legends to choose from including the story of Chief Mountain, the Buffalo…Continue Reading

Performer Johnny Rains

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Johnny Rains Band promotes cancer awareness

Posted on 28 March 2012 by Editor | Comments Off

A Blood Tribe musician who has spent the past year campaigning for cancer awareness will perform Friday, March 30 in…Continue Reading


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‘Education is power,’ actor tells young people

Posted on 28 February 2012 by Editor | Comments Off

Actor Colin Van Loon urged young people Thursday to find their passion in life, and then pursue it hard. That’s what happened for the 26-year-old Van Loon, whose credits include Dreamkeeper, Hank Williams First Nation and Arctic Air. “This was something I wanted,” Van Loon said of a career as an actor. “Once I figured…Continue Reading

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Walk June 2015

Here are some images from the 17th annual A-T Walk for a Cure, which raised $65,000 for research on June 20. 23 Photos


Here are some images from the Canadian Rocky Mountain Cloggers show "Jump, Jive and Jukebox" on June 13 at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod. 32 Photos

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