In Case You Missed it- Friday May 31st,2024

Blood Tribe Health Fair 2024

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday May 21- 23 at Red Crow Community College Highlights

CTV news Lethbridge Video Journalist Quinn Keenan:

Blood Tribe Communications Highlights

Blood Tribe Department of Health website

Blood Tribe Community Clean-up Schedule 2024

Old Agency Cleanup Saturday June 1, 2024 9:00am- 4:00pm 

Please have household garbage and yard waste only bagged and ready to go on curb the day of the clean-up. Businesses are asked to clean- up their own areas and have garbage ready to go on these dates.

  • June 1, 2024 Old Agency         9:00am. Volunteers Needed! Join in making Old Agency Community a cleaner, greener and more beautiful. BBQ at 2:30pm Public Works pick-up at 1:00pm  

  • For more information contact Susan Bruised Head (403) 715- 1519

  • June 8, 2024 Levern                 9:00am            
  • June 22, 2024 Moses Lake       9:00am
  • Call the Blood Tribe Harm Reduction Project for safe pick-up and disposal of needles. Do not touch needles at all! Do not open sealed garbage bags!
  • Spirit of Hope House phone: (403)737- 2119 Cell: (403) 382- 0902

2024 On-Site Spay & Neuter Clinic

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

Volunteers Needed all times: 05/31/24 until 5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am- 5pm, Volunteering times only.

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

2024 Alberta Indigenous Games August 7- 16th, 2024 Edmonton Alberta

18 sports and over 425 teams.

North America’s largest Indigenous Summer Games


For more information and registration go here:


Blood Tribe Department of Human Resources 

Blood Tribe Department of Health Employment Opportunities

  • – Position: Casual Cook   Ongoing, Long-Term Care, Continuing Care Health Service. 
  • – Position: Maintenance Ongoing/ Casual. 
  • – Position: Registered Paramedic Advanced (ACP), & Primary (PCP) Ongoing/ Casual
  • All BTDH jobs are posted on the website:
  • Questions? Please Email: mailto:[email protected]

Kainai Healing Lodge Employment Opportunities 

Position 1: Licensed Practical Nurse

Position 2: Program Manager

Position 3: Receptionist 

Submit applications to Brittany Little Mustache

Phone: (403) 737- 3757 Fax: (403) 737- 2207 Email: mailto:[email protected]

All Kainai Healing Lodge Jobs Posted at:

Blood Tribe Agricultural Society

Blood Tribe AG Spring Wild Card Rodeo. June 1st & 2nd, 2024

  • Membership Cards: Open $100, Jr $50, Permit $50
  • Admission $10, Elders Free, 6 & under Free
  • Text 587-370-7299 for info and to enter.
  • Follow the Ag Society Facebook page for up-to-date information:

Good Movement 

  • – Powwow Fitness
  • – Intro to Weightlifting
  • – Youth Mixed Martial Arts
  • – Summer Soccer Camp
  • – Summer Hockey Camp.
  • Deadline to Apply for all Programs is **TODAY** May 31, 2024

Kainai Minor Hockey Association

Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) Tuesday June 11, 2024 6:00pm

Multipurpose Building -Nominations and Elections for board positions.  Full information here:

Kainai Head Start Youth Fun Fair 

  • Wednesday June 12, 2024 10:00am- 2:00pm 
  • Red Crow Community College Standoff AB, for children aged 3 years old
  • For more information contact Malina ATM: (403) 737- 2006

Kainai Head Start and Aayiikakimoap For Children Youth Powwow 

  • Wednesday June 26, 2024 1:00pm Grand Entry Multipurpose Building Standoff AB
  • BBQ feast, door prizes
  • For more information contact Malina ATM: (403) 737- 2006

Blood Tribe Economic Development

Small Business Grant Program Deadline June 14, 2024

Training sessions Tuesday’s and Thursday’s May 14- June 6th, 2024

Pick up applications in person.

Or request to have your application emailed: mailto:[email protected]

Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Prevention Week 2024


  • -Only the first 7 competitors in each age category will be accepted, All ages Welcome, All ages event and competition.
  • -Hobby/ Art/ Comedian 18 & under
  •   1st= $350, 2nd= $250, 3rd= $200, 4th= $150, 5th= $100
  • -Hobby/ Art/ Comedian 18 & over
  •   1st= $375, 2nd= $275, 3rd= $200,4th= $150, 5th= $100
  • -Singer, Dancers, Musicians 10 & under
  •   1st= $350, 2nd= $250, 3rd= $200, 4th= $150, 5th= $$100
  • -Singer, Dancers, Musicians 18 & under
  •   1st= $375, 2nd= $275, 3rd= $200, 4th= $150, 5th= $$100
  • -Singer, Dancers, Musicians 18 & over
  •   1st= $450, 2nd= $350, 3rd= $250, 4th= $150, 5th= $$100
  • Contact the Blood Tribe Crime Prevention Office at (403) 737- 8836 to apply or email: [email protected]

Monday June 10, 2024 -6:00pm

Free Dinner, Door Prizes, All are welcome!

Awareness and Prevention Fraud & Scam Meeting

Multi-Purpose Building, Standoff AB

Tuesday June 11, 2024

Crime Prevention Safety Tips 

Wednesday June 12, 2024 Blood Tribe Police Service 2nd Annual Elders Conference

8:00am Sandman Signature Hotel Lethbridge AB

No longer taking registration for the Elders Conference. But, we do have a waiting list in case posts open up. If you are interested, please contact Blood Tribe Crime Prevention at 403-737-8836.

Thursday June 13, 2024

MADD Canada Check Stop 

Friday June 14, 2024

5th Annual Crime Prevention Community Talent Show

3:30pm Red Crow Community College Gym, Standoff AB

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 Powwow Princess Pageant 2024

Categories: Senior (13-17), Junior (7-12), Tinytot (0-6) Deadline to register July 5, 2024

Applications available at BTEST, must include full regalia photo and proof of Kainai Membership

for more information contact Jaime Blood (403) 737- 8149  email: mailto:[email protected]

Kainai Powwow Golf Tournament 2024

Friday July 19, 2024 1:00pm & Saturday July 20, 2024 12:00pm 

Cardston Lee Creek Golf Course 960 7 St W, Cardston, AB T0K 0K0

All team fees must be paid by July 1, 2024 no exceptions 

Contact Sean Fox to register (587) 394- 6829

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. 

Blood Tribe Recreation & Parks 

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

– Boys and Girls club program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays 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

STAWATSIMAANI Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation 

Family Preservation Center South HWY 5 1235 1st Ave West Cardston AB

– After School Program is running from Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm- 5:00pm 

NINAA Father’s Day BBQ is Friday June 14, 2024 1:00pm- 3:00pm Fun, Activities, Celebration of Father’s 

Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association 10th Annual Summit Naapi’s Territory 

Monday June 24, Tuesday June 25, Wednesday June 26, 2024

Monday June 24, 2024 Opening Ceremonies Multi purpose Building Standoff AB 9:00am 

External Events & Employment Opportunities

Reconciliation Lethbridge: Expressions of Interest: Oki Sign Project Deadline: June 3, 2024

5 winning designs will be selected and displayed at the following locations: YWCA Lethbridge and District, McCain Foods, Helen Schuler Nature Center, Downtown Lethbridge Business Revitalization Zone, Lethbridge Regional AirportPrize: $100 to shortlisted recipients and then another $1000 for selected winners For full information and how to apply go here:

LIFF Lethbridge Independent Film Festival

LIFF in partnership with GALT Museum & Archives/ Akaisamitohkanao’pa (eternal gathering place). The Lethbridge Independent Film Festival is scheduled for September 7 and 8th, 2024, Deadline for submissions is Monday June 17th, 2024 and they are hoping for more Blackfoot Filmmaker submissions. Grab your camera and start Filming because it’s definitely not too late to produce an independent film and showcase your talent! For more information and to apply go here:

Reconciliation Lethbridge: National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Friday June 21, 2024 Galt Gardens

Still looking for vendors, dancers, drummers, artisans and musicians.

Vendor Tables are free and space is provided for setting up a teepee. 

For more information:

 A’sitapiiksi Pow Wow Club Traditional Powwow June 22nd, 2024 Fort Macleod AB

Saturday June 22, 2024 the Ice Arena in Fort Macleod AB

– Call out for food trucks Contact Christina White Man to register. No parking fees or permit required. (403) 892- 2753 Email: mailto:[email protected]

– Call out for One day hires for the following positions on June 22, 2024: SET UP, CLEAN UP, SECURITY DUTIES. Contact Christina White Man (403) 892- 2753 Email: mailto:[email protected]

facebook page:

Siksikaitsitapi Powwow at Whoop Up Days 2024

August 21, 22, 2024 Grand Entry 1:00pm 

Agri- Food Hub & Trade Center, Lethbridge AB, Free entry until 3:00pm

Blackfoot Confederacy BBQ

July 10, 2024 11:00am- 3:00pm

7535 Flint Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1G3

Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society 

Opokaasin Early Intervention Society 241 Stafford Drive North Lethbridge AB

Position #1: FTE Educational Assistant

Position #2: Head Start Lead Teacher

Submit Application Package to: mailto:[email protected]

Siksika Nation Family Services Corporation

Position: Chief Executive Officer (Full time)

email: mailto:[email protected]

NCSA Native Counselling Services of Alberta

14904 121a Ave NW Edmonton AB T5V 1A3. Phone: (780 451- 4002

Position: Urban Indigenous Peacemaker

Forward resume and cover letters to Marg Milicevic mailto:[email protected]

Blood Tribe Communications and Community Engagement Highlight Reel

“It makes it so much more worth it in the end when you can show all these people who are just like you that you can do it and you can make your dreams come true if you just keep working and believing in yourself,”  -Apollo Hess (CTV interview with Rachel Crowspreadingwings).

Apollo Hess Mootooyaohkii is off to the 2024 Paris Olympics

Apollo was named to the Paris 2024 Olympic team after placing second in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the 2024 Olympic Swimming Trials.

In 2023, Hess finished third in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke events at the U SPORTS Championships. He later left the school to move to Toronto to train at the High Performance Centre – Ontario.

External Media and profile pages:

LCI Facebook Page:

Apollo Hess Canadian Olympics Profile:

CTV News May 24, 2024, as published by Rachel Crowspreadingwings


Nato’yi’kina’soyi (Holy ight that Shines Bright) Hali Heavy Shield BA/BEd ’06, MEd’12, phD’ 24 

An accomplished multi-disciplinary artist, author, instructor and mentor, Nato’yi’kina’soyi (Holy Light that Shines Bright), Hali Heavy Shield (BA/BEd ’06, MEd ’12, PhD ’24) is the first female Blackfoot PhD recipient at Iniskim, University of Lethbridge. A member of the Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe), Hali’s research focuses on the Blackfoot healing ways of storytelling. Hali hopes her research will help youth become familiar with the people, culture and landscape of Blackfoot territory. In 2023, Hali won the Spirit Prize, an award for emerging Indigenous visual artists as they develop their careers and advance their artistic practices. Her goals are to continue her work as a professional artist and to serve her community through leadership and the arts. 
“Enjoy the journey, especially when you experience hardships. It will be in those challenging times that you will grow and develop character.” (Published by University of Lethbridge) 

University of Lethbridge media link:

Miles BlackWater Advanced Care Paramedic- Blood Tribe Department of Health

Blood Tribe Department of Health gives A big congratulations to Aapaomaahkaa (Running Weasel) Myles Black Water on passing his Alberta College of Paramedics exam to become an Advanced Care Paramedic! 

We are incredibly fortunate to have Myles as part of Blood Tribe Emergency Services, and his dedication and hard work over the past three years have truly paid off. 

Please make sure to congratulate Myles, and shake his hand the next time you see him.

Posted by Blood Tribe Department of Health:

Tom Three Person Induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Friday May 24, 2024

Media Coverage, Red Deer News Now

“This means everything, and it should’ve been done a long time ago,” says Roy Three Persons, one of Tom’s three grandsons, along with Sheldon and Wendell, who were on hand with other family to represent him. “Our grandfather was the first world champion. It means everything to our family, and it’s absolutely incredible. I’m sure he’s watching over us and that he’s happy we’re representing him. We don’t go out and start bragging about our grandfather, but our community is aware and they’re very happy.”

Lethbridge News Now:

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Webpage

You Tube Link :

Tom Three Persons, a member of the Kainai Nation and a revered Siksikaitsitapi rodeo athlete and rancher, secured his legacy by winning the saddle bronc competition title at the inaugural Calgary Stampede in 1912. This victory, recognized as a world championship at the time, marked him as the only Canadian victor among the top rodeo athletes of that era. As an Indigenous athlete, Three Persons left a lasting mark on the history of the Calgary Stampede. Beyond his excellence in the arena, he played an important role as a builder in the sports of rodeo and horse racing in southern Alberta during the first half of the twentieth century. It is this lasting impact that positions Tom Three Persons as a Rodeo Pioneer in Alberta, a testament to his enduring contributions to the rich heritage of rodeo and horse racing in the region. 

He was posthumously inducted with the Pioneer Award. 

Published by Communications Officer Tara ManyFingers

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