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Kainai documentary premiere at Calgary festival

Posted on 15 September 2021 by staff | Comments (0)

A feature documentary by a Kainai Nation filmmaker is one of four National Film Board of Canada works featured at…Continue Reading

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RCMP, elders co-operate to bury prehistoric skull

Posted on 21 July 2021 by staff | Comments Off on RCMP, elders co-operate to bury prehistoric skull

In 1979 a prehistoric human skull was found in the waters of the Oldman River west of the Monarch bridge at Highway 3A. Last month, the skull was laid to rest with a traditional ceremony conducted by First Nations elders. The skull was found on July 22, 1979 by a Monarch resident, who was swimming…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe graduating students receive eagle feather blessing

Posted on 16 June 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on F.P. Walshe graduating students receive eagle feather blessing

An eagle feather blessing on Thursday prepared six F.P. Walshe school graduating students for the next chapter in their lives.…Continue Reading

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Blood Tribe battles pandemic with vaccine, face shields

Posted on 19 May 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Blood Tribe battles pandemic with vaccine, face shields

Blood Tribe Chief Roy Fox is leading his people by example during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fox received his first dose of vaccine Friday during a clinic at the Blood Tribe Department of Health. “I think it’s important that everyone takes responsibility not only for themselves but for all of us,” Fox said in a news…Continue Reading

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Travelling art exhibit at Fort Macleod Library features local artists

Posted on 12 May 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Travelling art exhibit at Fort Macleod Library features local artists

A pair of southern Alberta Indigenous artists are featured in a travelling exhibit at the Fort Macleod Library. The work of photographers Star Crop Eared Wolf and Marjie Crop Eared Wolf make up the exhibit Aakii isskska’takssin (Woman — thought). The exhibit is on loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program.…Continue Reading

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Piikani Nation man honoured by college

Posted on 21 April 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Piikani Nation man honoured by college

A Piikani Nation man is one of four people being honoured by Lethbridge College. Doane Crow Shoe joins Brian Wichers,…Continue Reading

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Lethbridge College launches Niitsitapi strategy

Posted on 24 March 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Lethbridge College launches Niitsitapi strategy

In reaffirming its commitment to making Indigenous education a priority, Lethbridge College launched its newly-developed institutional Niitsitapi strategy. The strategy…Continue Reading

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Project creates digital home for Blackfoot items

Posted on 10 March 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Project creates digital home for Blackfoot items

Mootookakio’ssin, at its simplest description, is a project to create detailed images of historical Blackfoot objects housed in British museums. At its most complex, it is creating a virtual home for Indigenous objects, a place to reactivate the Blackfoot relations within them and transfer that knowledge all the way from Britain back to their peoples…Continue Reading

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Plains bison herd returns to Waterton

Posted on 03 March 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Plains bison herd returns to Waterton

Parks Canada welcomed six plains bison from Elk Island National Park to the Waterton Lakes National Park bison paddock on Feb. 19. Blackfoot Confederacy elders from Kainai Nation, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation welcomed the bison — known as Iinnii in Blackfoot —  back to the park, blessing the animals and the land in a…Continue Reading