In Case You Missed it- Wednesday May 8th,2024

Blood Tribe Community Clean-up Schedule 2024 

Begins: 9:00am, Ends 3:00pm Snacks, Water and lunch provided. Please have household garbage and yard waste only bagged and ready to go on curb the day of the clean-up. Blood Tribe departments, entities, and businesses are asked to clean- up their own areas and have garbage ready to go on these dates.

 

    • May 11, 2024 Standoff             9:00am

    • May 25, 2024 Moses Lake.      9:00am

    • June 1, 2024 Old Agency.        9:00am        

    • June 8, 2024 Levern                 9:00am            

    • June 22, 2024 Moses Lake.      9:00am

    • Blood Tribe Volunteer Call Out for all times and dates listed above, contact your nearest community representative.

    • Call the Blood Tribe Harm Reduction Project for safe pick-up and disposal of needles. Do not touch needles at all! House phone: (403)737- 2119 Cell: (403) 382- 382 0902

    • Do not open sealed garbage bags!

Track and Field Event May 19, 2024

Behind Aohsaopi Elementary School.

Callout to all departments, entities, businesses, and community members for donations.

Volunteers needed for all positions on this day. Contact Tammy Chief Moon for more information on how you can help make this event a success. Phone: (403) 330-3292

Blood Tribe Land Management 

On May 1, 2024 Blood Tribe Land Management and the Kainai Iinni Rematriation Project has announced its first Bison calf of the 2024 season. The public are asked to keep a respectable distance from the herd for their safety. The herd is easily excitable and defensive of any human interaction, especially during this time.

For more information and to request a tour of the project area phone: 403-737-8151

2024 On-Site Spay & Neuter Clinic

May 31, 2024- June 2, 2024 at the Kainai Sports Center in Standoff AB. 

Volunteers Needed 

contact Chase Scout : (403) 737- 8151 or at mailto:[email protected]

Blood Tribe Department of Human Resources 

– Department: Blood Tribe Administration -Human Resources

   Position: Water Truck Driver (casual)

   Posted: May 1, 2024. Closing Date: None

– Department: Blood Tribe Family & Community Support Services

   Position: Childcare Worker (level 1 & 2) 

   Standoff (Permanent), Moses Lake (Permanent/ Seasonal)

   Posted: May 1, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: May 16, 2024 

– Department: Blood Tribe Family & Community Support Services

   Position: Handi Transit Driver

   Posted: May 1, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: May 13, 2024 

– Department: Blood Tribe Social Development

   Position: Aiiyikakimaop for Children (Team lead)

   Posted: May 1, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: May 13, 2024 

– Department: Blood Tribe Housing

   Position: Repairs and Maintenance Supervisor

   Posted: May 3, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: May 21, 2024 

– Department: Blood Tribe Housing

   Position: Housing Relations Office Supervisor

   Posted: May 3, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: May 21, 2024 

– Department: Kainai Transition Center Society

   Position: Anti- Human Trafficking Outreach Worker

   Posted: May 3, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: May 17, 2024 

– Department: Kainai Forage

   Position: Jr. Quality Assurance Technician

   Posted: May 3, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: none

– Department: Kainai Forage

   Position: Senior Field Scout and QC Technician

   Posted: May 3, 2024, 2024. Closing Date: none

BTA jobs are posted on the Human Resources website:

https://bloodtribe.org/index.php/job-opportunities

Questions? Please contact Marlene Blood 403-737-8219; e-mail [email protected]

Blood Tribe Department of Health Employment Opportunities

– Position: Casual Cook  

  Ongoing, Long Term Care, Continuing Care Health Service. 

  Posted: April 18, 2024 Closing Date: None

– Position: Maintenance

  Ongoing/ Casual. 

  Posted: April 18, 2024 Closing Date: None

– Position: Registered Paramedic Advanced (ACP), & Primary (PCP)

  Ongoing/ Casual

  Posted: April 18, 2024 Closing Date: None

All BTDH jobs are posted on the website: https://btdh.ca/category/job-postings/

Questions? Please Email: mailto:[email protected]

Blood Tribe Department of Health Career Scholarships

BTDH is offering four awards of $1000 for health related educational programs

Deadline: May 21, 2024 Email: [email protected]

Blood Tribe Agricultural Society

Rylan Red Crow Steer Riding School filling up fast.

Ages 17 and under All Blood Tribe Youth Free. $100 non-member fee

May 24, 2024 5:00pm- 9:00pm, May 25, 2024 10:00am- 3:00pm, May 26, 2024 10:00am- 3:00pm

For more information call/text: (403) 393- 0919

External Employment Opportunities

– Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority

  Position: Finance Officer 

  Closing Date: May 13, 2024

  Apply at: [email protected]

– Palliser School Division (partnership)

  Position: Part- time Indigenous- Supporting Parent Educator Home Visitor

  Closing Date: May 13, 2024

  Apply here: www.pallisersd.ab.ca/career-opportunities

Covid 19 -Walk- in Clinic- Stand Off/ Townsite

Friday May 10, 2024 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

Friday May 24, 2024 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

The Covid 19 virus continues to circulate and vaccines are available to all individuals:

-65+ years

-18+ who reside in seniors’ congregate care living settings

-6 months + living with immunocompromising conditions

-First Nations, Inuit & Metis 6 months +

– For more information Phone Community Health: (403) 737-3933

Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation Mother’s Day BBQ

Friday May 10,2024 1:00pm-3:00pm

Family Preservation Center South. Highway 5 -1235 1st avenue Cardston, AB

BTDH Honoring Life Walk/Run 2024

Saturday May 11, 2024 Across from Thunderchief Gas Bar 

Check in 10:00am Water and Lunch Provided, No registration fee

– Register at racepro.com

BTDH Kainai Diabetes Walk/Run 2024

May 14, 2024 Red Crow Park, Stand Off Alberta Check in 9:00am-10:00am

– Register at www.btdh.ca/diabetes

– For more information phone the Kainai Diabetes Program: (403) 737-3933 

Blood Tribe Health Fair 2024

May 21- 23 at Red Crow Community College

Kitamotspoowawa- The Blood Tribe Health Fair has announced a full itinerary with a panel of speakers, presentations and activities.

For more information go to the Blood Tribe Department of Health Website:

 

Blood Tribe Recreation & Parks 

– After School Programs are running from Monday- Friday 3:00pm- 5:00pm 

– Boys and Girls club program runs from 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Multi-purpose building in Standoff, AB. Must be registered, pick up your registration form at the Multi-purpose building.

For more information contact Blood Tribe Recreation & Park Coordinator(s): Laura Weasel Fat, David Spotted Eagle, Kristy Bruised Head or Lydia Mistaken Chief at (403- 737- 3868

Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Center

Bed Availability Notice. Now Accepting intakes for our 16- week Adolescent First Nations, Metis & Inuit FEMALE program.

– Start Date: April 29, 2024, End Date: August 16, 2024

– For intake Referral Packages and more information contact

– BTYWC Phone: (403) 653-1678 Email: [email protected]  

Blood Tribe Social Development Logo Contest 

– Must be under 30 years of age & reflect the BTSD Mission Statement

– Must be an original design Deadline: May 10, 2024

– Drop off submissions at the Social Development Department, Email: [email protected]

   or call BTSD: (403) 737-3974

Blood Tribe Employment & Skills Training (BTEST)

2024 Post Secondary Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)

– Website link here: https://bloodtribe.org/index.php/2024/04/19/summer-work-experience-program-2024-application-job-list-btest/

Blood Tribe Agricultural Conference 2024

May 6-9, 2024 (9:00am- 4:30pm daily) 

Bison Harvest Opening, Day 1: Hunting, Day 2: Medicinal Plants, Day 3: Food Production 

– For more information and how to register please email:  mailto:[email protected]

Blood Tribe Police Service 2nd Annual Elders Conference 2024

Wednesday June 12, 2024 Sandman Signature Hotel Lethbridge 

– Doors Open 7:00am, Opening Ceremony 8:30am

– Breakfast/ Lunch/ Keynote speaker/ Workshops/ Vendors.

– Early bookings for this event receive room discount.

-Register with the Crime Prevention Unit

  Phone: (403) 737-8836

  Email: mailto:[email protected]

Details here:

 

Kainai Powwow & Celebration 2024   

July 19,20,21 2024 Red Crow Park, Alberta

– Call out for Honour Dance and Dance Specials

– Deadline June 1, 2024

– Submissions to Paula Weasel Head: (403) 360-2480 mailto:[email protected]

Kainai A’sitapiiks Rodeo Club Youth Rodeo Series #4 2024   

May 20, 2024 12:00pm, Fort Macleod Midnight Stadium

– $5.00 admission. Vests and helmets mandatory

– Series #4 -May 20,2024

– Must enter 2/4 to qualify for buckles

For more information text/call here: (403) 929-2002

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100077686811979

Moses Lake Little League 2024   

T-Ball League begins May 13th, Registration is now full

– Monday & Wednesday Moses Lake Diamond #1

Baseball Practice Monday- Friday 5:30pm

– Still accepting coed youth 13- 17 year olds

– First game ceremony happening May 14, 2024

– Little League tournament June 8, 2024 9:00am

– For More information contact Robert GVB: (403) 448 – 0147

Blood Tribe News 

Haley Grace Shade University of Calgary Medical School Acceptance (Surgical Residency) 

             Omah’kamootstakii ‘Big Victory Woman’, Haley Grace Shade, will begin her residency at the University of Calgary in General Surgery. Haley obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology and was accepted to three medical schools. She ultimately chose the University of Calgary as it is on her traditional territory of the Siksikaitsitapi, the Real People. Haley is the daughter of Cam and Crystal Shade and sister to Jaylin. Haley’s grandparents are Don and Marie Shade and Gilbert and Velma Eagle Bear.

            Haley completed her medical degree at the University of Calgary and will begin her surgical residency in July. Haley will become the Blood Tribe’s first medical surgeon. Haley hopes to inspire another generation in their dreams by doing outreach to local Indigenous communities through workshops and health fairs. Haley plans to continue to blend her traditional Kainai way of knowing and traditional teachings into her surgical practice. Connecting with her community remains an important part of her educational journey and she will continue to be an advocate for everyone she crosses paths with. 

            Haley would like to thank all her relations, friends, mentors, and instructors that assisted and encouraged her in achieving her goal to become a surgeon. We wish Haley all the success moving forward!

Blood Tribe Police Service Constable Carol Fenner 

            Congratulations to Constable Carol Fenner for winning the Corporal Cummings Award, the first indigenous female to receive it for First Nation policing in Alberta. Constable Fenner is a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. “With the Blood Tribe Police Service being the leading police service in Canada, I thought that it would be a good idea to move out to Alberta”. Blood Tribe and MADD Canada is proud to acknowledge this accomplishment.

            The award recognizes officers who apprehend 25 (or more) impaired drivers in a calendar year. Cpl. Cumming’s Watch is a collaborative effort between Alberta RCMP and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada to support police efforts in the detection and removal of impaired drivers on Alberta roads. The program is named in honour of Cpl. Graeme Cumming, a member of the RCMP who was killed on duty by an impaired driver while attending a traffic incident on Highway 3 near Lethbridge, Alta., on August 12, 1998.

Rachel Tailfeathers

            The Blood Tribe Administration (BTA) is proud to announce Rachel Tail Feathers as the new Senior Operations Officer (SOO) for Social & Community Services as of December 5, 2023. Tail Feathers was the former Director for Blood Tribe Housing and has an extensive work history with various Blood Tribe Departments throughout her career. Tail Feathers was also employed with Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) and with the Sandia Resort and Casino as a VIP Host, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continues to be a vital asset to the Blood Tribe Reserve and a key figure in it’s continual progression.

For a complete story go to our page: https://bloodtribe.org/index.php/2024/05/03/former-housing-director-is-the-new-senior-operations-officer-for-social-community-services/

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Dayton Tailfeathers, Rhyle Weasel Head, and Hayden Ironshirt

Congratulations go out to these three young men who made it on the Alberta Team and all the way to the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships which are being held in Grande Prairie Alberta for the first time. 

Tonight’s game Wednesday May 8, 2024 (M14) will happen on rink 1 at 8:00pm with Team Alberta facing off against Winnipeg.

To follow the schedule and updates go here:

https://www.nahc2024.com/schedule

To watch this event live for free go here:

https://hockeycanada.live/aboriginal-hockey

Rachel Crowspreadingwings CTV News Edmonton

On Tuesday May 7, 2024 Rachel Crowspreadingwings began her position as a Journalist for CTV News Edmonton. In 2014 Rachel won an Alberta Equity Scholarship from the Jim Pattison Broadcasting Group, and then went on to graduate from Lethbridge College in 2015 with a diploma in Communication Arts and a major in Broadcasting. Prior to joining CTV Edmonton, Rachel worked for CityNews Winnipeg and as a ABC/FOX affiliate in Great Falls Montana. She has done all this while being a single mother of two boys. Congratulations on representing Kainai.

Rachel’s CTV profile can be found here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/rachel-crowspreadingwings-1.6833511 – :~:text=Rachel CrowSpreadingWings is a Multi,CTV Winnipeg team in 2020.

Blood Tribe Community Meeting

June 3, 2024, 2024 5:30pm Old Agency Community Hall

All Blood tribe members are encouraged to attend to find out about the latest community events and how you can contribute. Dinner provided. 

“The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.” 

Wilma Mankiller

Blood Tribe Communications and Community Engagement

Published by Communications Officer Tara ManyFingers

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