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Chinook Regional Hospital adds ceremony room for indigenous patients

Posted on 08 February 2017 by Contributor | Comments Off on Chinook Regional Hospital adds ceremony room for indigenous patients

The convergence of western methods with indigenous ways of healing has taken on new meaning. The indigenous patient journey now…Continue Reading

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Julian Black Antelope explores bored immortals in ‘A Trickster Tale’

Posted on 25 January 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on Julian Black Antelope explores bored immortals in ‘A Trickster Tale’

Julian Black Antelope for a long time wondered what might happen if an immortal being got bored. Now Black Antelope,…Continue Reading

A crane was used to load the roasting pit, encased in plaster, burlap and foil, onto a truck for transport to the Royal Alberta Museum.

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Unopened roasting pit from Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump forms new museum display

Posted on 12 October 2016 by admin | Comments Off on Unopened roasting pit from Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump forms new museum display

The end of a successful hunt thousands of years ago was cause for celebration by the Blackfoot people at the base of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. As people laboured to process the meat, children laughed and played and the women prepared a feast. For one family 1,600 years ago, dinner was interrupted. Archeologists last week excavated…Continue Reading

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First Nations students receive eagle feather blessing

Posted on 29 June 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on First Nations students receive eagle feather blessing

On the day when Canada was celebrating First Nations culture, a special Blackfoot ceremony was held in Fort Macleod to…Continue Reading

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Province to work with indigenous communities to ensure return of sacred ceremonial objects

Posted on 01 June 2016 by staff | Comments Off on Province to work with indigenous communities to ensure return of sacred ceremonial objects

The Alberta government has begun conversations about Bill 22 with indigenous communities across the province and will be continuing this…Continue Reading

Traditional drumming and singing accompanied the grand entry.

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Medicine wheel is focus of Piikani parent conference

Posted on 25 May 2016 by admin | Comments Off on Medicine wheel is focus of Piikani parent conference

Parents and grandparents went to school Friday on the Piikani Nation. They were taking part in the 2016 parent conference at Piikani Nation Secondary School. The conference had the theme “Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families and Healthy Schools.” “The theme of this year’s conference is focusing on the medicine wheel,” principal Crystal Good Rider…Continue Reading

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Piikani Youth Education Foundation presents awards

Posted on 30 December 2015 by staff | Comments Off on Piikani Youth Education Foundation presents awards

The Piikani Youth Education Foundation recently held its annual awards night. A large crowd of community members turned out at…Continue Reading

Fire destroyed Red Crow Community College on Aug. 14.

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Fire destroys Red Crow Community College

Posted on 19 August 2015 by Editor | Comments Off on Fire destroys Red Crow Community College

Lethbridge College will support students displaced by a fire that destroyed Red Crow Community College last week. An early-morning fire Aug. 14 destroyed the college, displacing as many as 500 students. Fire crews and police were called to the college and former residential school just north of Cardston at around 4:15 a.m. “This is a…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe school’s First Nations grads honoured at eagle feather ceremony

Posted on 24 June 2015 by Editor | Comments (1)

A record number of First Nations graduates at F.P. Walshe school were honoured Friday during an eagle feather blessing ceremony. Blackfoot elder Peter Strikes With A Gun carried out the ceremony with nine graduating First Nations in a tipi set up on the grounds of the 1184 North West Mounted Police Barracks provincial historic site.…Continue Reading

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