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Piikani Nation approved for grizzly study funding

Posted on 12 July 2017 by staff | Comments Off on Piikani Nation approved for grizzly study funding

Environment and Climate Change Canada has approved the Piikani Nation for $30,390 under the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk.…Continue Reading

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Area residents named to advisory panel

Posted on 07 June 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on Area residents named to advisory panel

Area residents Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Reg Crowshoe and Harley Bastien were named last week to an environmental panel. The Indigenous Wisdom Advisory Panel will advise Fred Wrona, Alberta’s chief scientist, about how to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and traditional ecological knowledge into environmental monitoring. “Indigenous wisdom is fundamental to measuring, assessing and informing on the…Continue Reading

A mentor and instructor of students and an esteemed advisor on aboriginal matters at the local, provincial, national and international level, Dr. Leroy Little Bear was a founder of the university's Department of Native American Studies. Photo courtesy of Alberta Order of Excellence

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University of Lethbridge to honour Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Posted on 01 June 2017 by staff | Comments Off on University of Lethbridge to honour Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Renowned as an international scholar, speaker and leader, Dr. Leroy Little Bear is a pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous…Continue Reading

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Historic agreement for Blackfoot Confederacy, Alberta

Posted on 29 March 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on Historic agreement for Blackfoot Confederacy, Alberta

Blackfoot leaders and the Alberta government have created a new protocol for collaboration. The Alberta–Blackfoot Confederacy Protocol Agreement was signed Friday during a ceremony at the McDougall Centre in Calgary. “We live in a time when our relationship with First Nations people is made richer and clearer by monumental documents as the final report of…Continue Reading

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Blood Tribe adopts trespassing by-law

Posted on 29 March 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on Blood Tribe adopts trespassing by-law

Blood Tribe Council has implemented a trespassing by-law to block drug dealers from the community. Effective April 13, Blood Tribe…Continue Reading

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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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Fort Macleod Sharks are wrapping up another successful summer swim season. Macleod Gazette editor Frank McTighe captured some images from their home meet.

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