Skip directly to content

HOME OF THE KAINAI NATION

 

The Blood Tribe welcomes you to visit our website. With approximately 12,000 members situated on the largest reserve in Canada, we share with you our tribal administration, entities and the many features which comprise our position within the Blackfoot Confederacy, Treaty Seven and beyond.We invite you to view features of the Blood Tribe Administration, our entities and current and historical aspects of the contemporary and traditional Blackfoot way of life in the 21st Century. Also, you are encouraged to read our tribal magazine ‘Tsinikssini’ (Sharing of News) of events, activities and many topics designed to share a little of what we do on the Blood reserve. The sharing of information has long been a way of communicating between the First peoples of this land. Today, that method continues through print, audio and the growing social mediums which distribute news and information almost instantaneously.The Blood Tribe encourages the sharing and distribution of information to our people and for those interested in tribal activities, opportunities and interests. We welcome you to the Blood Tribe. To reach the Blood Tribe Administration front desk, call: 1-403-737-3753

Kainayssini

The Creator put on this earth all peoples with a unique culture and language to occupy a specific territory of land to fulfill His purpose for creation.

DISTRIBUTION

on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:16

BLOOD TRIBE OFFICIALS ISSUE STATE OF EMERGENCY

on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:47

For Immediate Release - June 17, 2014

 

Blood Tribe Emergency officials have gathered Tuesday night in Stand-off and have declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY effective as of 7:30PM for the Blood Indian Reserve. A Flood Reception Centre has been setup at the Multipurpose Building in Stand-Off and will be facilitated by the Red Cross for the next 72hrs. Anyone being affected by the flood is encouraged to call the Flood Reception Centre at 403-737-3868. Callers are also being asked not to call the Red Cross directly, due to signal difficulties in the area. 

 

The Kainai Board of Education has

RE: SACPA (SOUTHERN ALBERTA COUNCIL ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS) DEBATE INVITATION :

on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:10

 

In Response - June 7, 2014

 

On June 10, 2014 the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) will be hosting a debate called “Are There Better Options to Settle the Blood Tribe Farm Land Disputes than Going Through the Courts?” And according to their website, in attendance as Panel Members will be Lois Frank, Eugene Fox, and an invited representative from Blood Tribe Council.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TREATY 7 CHIEFS COMMITTED TO CONTINUE WORK ON EDUCATION REFORM AFTER REJECTION OF BILL C-33

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:22


May 29, 2014

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Treaty 7 Chiefs continue calls for dialogue on revising Bill C-33, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, despite heated debate that exposed a wide gulf among chiefs at the Assembly of First Nation’s Special Chiefs Assembly this week. Chiefs argued on both sides: some wanted to try pushing for significant amendments to the bill, while others felt the answer was simply to “kill the Bill.”

Treaty 7 Chiefs however, are willing to continue work with the proposed bill through amendments and appealed to keep pushing the government for meaningful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 09:13

 

 THE BLOOD TRIBE WAS GRANTED AN INTERIM INJUNCTION AGAINST EUGENE FOX, HARRY GROTEN, AND GROTEN HAY FARMS LTD. 

Lethbridge, Alberta (Wednesday May 28, 2014) - A Court of Queen’s Bench Judge on Tuesday has granted the Blood Tribe an interim injunction against Eugene Fox, Harry Groten, and Groten Hay Farms Ltd. This injunction means that both Fox and Groten will not be allowed to conduct any agricultural operations on the lands formerly occupied by Floyd Fox until the trial of the action or a mutual resolution has been reached. 

The Court found that the Blood Tribe’s claim was not

KAINAI POW WOW 2014

on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:55

Alberta Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General cuts funding to Kainai Corrections Society forcing the closure of the only on-reserve correctional centre in the province

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:28

For Immediate Release - April 7, 2014

The Alberta Ministry of Just...ice and Solicitor General have told the Kainai Correctional Centre Society (KCCS) that it is cutting the funding for the correctional centre resulting in 12 employees to lose their jobs and the loss of a correctional centre on-reserve for minimum security inmates. The closure was effective April 1, 2014.

For 25 years the Kainai Correctional Centre (KCC) has housed minimum-security inmates providing rehabilitation measures using a holistic approach.

FAMILY HOMES ON RESERVES AND MATRIMONIAL INTERESTS OR RIGHTS ACT (FHRMIRA)

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:22

Stand-Off, Alberta (Monday April 7, 2014) - Despite years of protest and resistance by many
First Nations, including the Blood Tribe, the federal government passed into law Bill S-2 on June
19, 2013. Bill S-2 is now the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
(FHRMIRA) and is also commonly referred to as the “Matrimonial Real Property Act” (MRP).
The MRP deals with on-reserve matrimonial real property on the breakdown of a marriage or a
common law relationship or on the death of a spouse or common law partner.
The first part of the MRP provides for First Nations to enact

BLOOD TRIBE DELIVERS INTENT TO PURSUE A BLACKFOOT CONFEDERACY EDUCATION AUTHORITY

on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:27

Stand-Off, Alberta (Thursday April 3, 2014) - Members of the Blood Tribe Chief and Council and the Kainai Board of Education concluded a productive meeting with the Honourable Minister B. Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) on Friday, March 28th. Also in attendance were members of the Piikani and Siksika First Nations.

Pages