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Walk promotes justice for Indigenous people

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Walk promotes justice for Indigenous people

The third annual Justice for Indigenous People Walk gets under way early Friday morning west of Fort Macleod. The English…Continue Reading

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Province funds addiction recovery beds in southern Alberta

Posted on 29 July 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Province funds addiction recovery beds in southern Alberta

Fort Macleod and southern Alberta received welcome new Saturday with a $10-million investment in 125 new addiction recovery beds. The investment is in the Blood Tribe, Fort Macleod and Lethbridge. “The evidence of recovery is all around us,” Premier Jason Kenney said. “We are selling people short if we tell them they cannot recover from…Continue Reading

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First COVID-19 case reported on Blood Tribe

Posted on 29 April 2020 by staff | Comments Off on First COVID-19 case reported on Blood Tribe

The first case of COVID-19 has been identified on the Blood Reserve. Chief Roy Fox made the announcement Wednesday afternoon during a news conference. “Of course our health officials, our professionals, are working quickly to notify those who have come in contact with this person,” Fox said. “We offer our prayers for them, and their…Continue Reading

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Peigan Board of Education honours individuals through poster campaign

Posted on 05 February 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Peigan Board of Education honours individuals through poster campaign

The Peigan Board of Education launched its poster campaign last week. The campaign is to recognize people from the Piikani Nation who have served the community with distinction. “We wanted to honour individuals who have made their mark in the world,” committee member Maurice Many Fingers said. The event took place at the traditional Pow…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe grads receive sacred eagle feather blessing

Posted on 26 June 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on F.P. Walshe grads receive sacred eagle feather blessing

A sacred Blackfoot tradition was carried out at F.P. Walshe school with an eagle feather blessing ceremony. Blackfoot elder Peter Strikes With A Gun blessed the eagle feathers for 13 graduating First Nations and Metis students. “This blessing is a preparation of responsibility,” Strikes With A Gun said. “The eagle feather has been used within…Continue Reading

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Sandra Lamouche honoured for leadership

Posted on 05 June 2019 by Editor | Comments (1)

Sandra Lamouche was honoured recently for her leadership and work in education. Lamouche, who is First Nations, Metis and Inuit…Continue Reading

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Leroy Little Bear joins Order of Canada

Posted on 08 May 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Leroy Little Bear joins Order of Canada

A Blackfoot elder from southern Alberta is one of 39 people who will be invested into the Order of Canada on Wednesday, May 8. Leroy Little Bear will be invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Grounded in learning and…Continue Reading

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Julian Black Antelope followed a winding path in career

Posted on 12 February 2019 by Editor | Comments (1)

Julian Black Antelope once walked the halls of F.P. Walshe school as a teenager trying to find his place in…Continue Reading

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Little Bear joins Order of Canada

Posted on 02 January 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Little Bear joins Order of Canada

A Blood Tribe man is one of 15 new officers of the Order of Canada. Leroy Little Bear was among the appointments announced last week by Governor General Julie Payette. Little Bear was honoured “For his advocacy of Indigenous rights and self-governance, and for his work to promote access to education for Indigenous peoples globally.”…Continue Reading