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Hand drums help make family centre welcoming

Posted on 02 October 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Hand drums help make family centre welcoming

An object that is sacred to the Blackfoot people has a place of prominence at Fort Macleod Kids First Family…Continue Reading

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Kenow fire uncovered Waterton archaeology sites

Posted on 11 September 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Kenow fire uncovered Waterton archaeology sites

Last summer’s Kenow Wildfire destroyed more than 19,000 hectares in Waterton Lakes National Park and the resulting loss of vegetation has revealed archaeological sites that were previously hidden in the underbrush. Working alongside Parks Canada archaeologist Bill Perry, Rachel Lindemann, Alanna Shockley, Kevin Black Plume and Tatyanna Ewald, a graduate student from the University of…Continue Reading

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Man uses knowledge shared by elders to create buffalo hunting bow

Posted on 07 August 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Man uses knowledge shared by elders to create buffalo hunting bow

Jani Red Gun used traditional knowledge shared by Blackfoot elders to fashion a weapon similar to ones used by Plains people on the buffalo hunt. The 24-year-old Red Gun, who is from the Siksika Nation, made and donated a 32-inch “push” bow to The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police. “They don’t…Continue Reading

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Tacey Rabbit receives Honouring Spirit award

Posted on 01 May 2018 by Michael McTighe | Comments Off on Tacey Rabbit receives Honouring Spirit award

Tacey Rabbit was awarded with the Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award on Friday during W.A. Day school’s Leadership Day. The Honouring Spirit award recognizes First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) students who model strength and commitment in pursuit of their education, while embracing and celebrating their heritage. The recipient of the award must show perseverance…Continue Reading

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Julian Black Antelope film airs Thursday

Posted on 25 April 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Julian Black Antelope film airs Thursday

Julian Black Antelope and 775 Media Corp bring a timely story about Indian residential school to the television screen this…Continue Reading

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Medicine wheel key in traditional Blackfoot wellness

Posted on 03 April 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Medicine wheel key in traditional Blackfoot wellness

Fort Macleod residents had a chance March 24 to learn how to use the traditional Blackfoot medicine wheel as a guide to wellness. About 40 people turned out at Trinity United Church hall for the traditional wellness workshop led by Blackfoot elders. Vera Crow Shoe of Alberta Health Services began the session by recognizing the…Continue Reading

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Peter Weasel Moccasin to receive Lethbridge College honourary degree

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Contributor | Comments Off on Peter Weasel Moccasin to receive Lethbridge College honourary degree

Peter Weasel Moccasin will receive an honourary degree at this year’s Lethbridge College convocation ceremony. Weasel Moccasin will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science — Ecosystem Management degree at the ceremony on April 27 at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge. Weasel Moccasin has worked as the college’s Kainai Kaahsinnoonik (Grandparent) since 2013. His role is…Continue Reading

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Piikani Nation reclaims status over traditional U.S. territory

Posted on 28 February 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Piikani Nation reclaims status over traditional U.S. territory

The Piikani Nation was granted full membership in a U.S. tribal organization. The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council unanimously approved Piikani Nation’s membership at its annual board meeting at Billings, Mont. Piikani is the first Canadian First Nation given full membership in a major U.S. tribal organization. “We are humbled by this honour,” Piikani Nation…Continue Reading

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ONEHEART forming youth council

Posted on 28 November 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on ONEHEART forming youth council

An area youth program is hosting a healing and unity seminar Thursday, Nov. 30 at the White Calf Hall at Stand Off. ONEHEART is hosting award-winning Horse Medicine facilitator Philip Whiteman from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Community members including grandparents and elders are encouraged to attend. “We are excited to announce that funding…Continue Reading

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Firefighters were honoured Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Fort Macleod Firefighters Harvest Ball for their long service to the community. Macleod Gazette editor Frank McTighe was there to capture some images.

Emily McTighe of The Macleod Gazette was at the F.P. Walshe school Fall Academic Awards on Oct. 25, Here are the junior high recipients.

Poll

In light of the wildfire devastation of Paradise, California, is Fort Macleod well-prepared to prevent a similar tragedy?