In Case You Missed it- 06/06/24

Blood Tribe Community Clean-up Schedule 2024

Levern Cleanup Saturday June 8, 2024 9:00am- 2:00pm 

  • 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 8, 2024 Levern  9:00am  
  • Volunteers Needed! Join in making Levern Community a cleaner, greener and more beautiful. Lunch at 12:00pm Public Works pick-up at 1:00pm  Meet at Levern Community Hall or wherever you see the clean up crew     
  • 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. 

Canadian Animal Task Force:

Did you know that one breeding pair of cats can lead to 420,000 cats in JUST SEVEN YEARS? Spaying and neutering your pets is HUGELY important in fighting the overpopulation crisis that the animal welfare sector is facing. Shoutout to the many responsible pet owners in the Blood Tribe (Kainai Nation) for bringing their pets in to be spayed and neutered at this weekend’s clinic!

Teamwork truly makes the dream work! Thank you so much Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society – AARCS for completing essential spay and neuter services to the extra kitties from our Blood Tribe (Kainai) Nation clinic this past weekend. The Task Force is so appreciative! Alberta Animal Rescue Society 06/04/24

Our amazing team of volunteers persevered throughout the day, overcoming any obstacles that came their way. Volunteers came from all over Western Canada, and we are always blown away by their commitment and passion. Siksika Animal Servicess also joined us this weekend, which was a welcomed surprise. (06/03/24) Canadian Animal Task Force

If you’re interested in learning more about our clinics and seeing final surgery numbers, subscribe to our post-clinic newsletter:

Blood tribe Family Preservation Code


Community Engagement Information Sessions

We need your help and voice to ensure our children and family services reflect the needs of the Blood Tribe.

  • June 10, 2024 5:00pm- 7:00pm Kainai Multipurpose Building Standoff AB
  • June 12, 2024  5:00pm- 7:00pm  Levern Community Hall, Blood Tribe Reserve, AB
  • June 17, 2024 5:00pm- 7:00pm   Moses Lake Gym, Blood Tribe Reserve, AB
  • June 19, 2024 5:00pm- 7:00pm   Old Agency Hall, Blood Tribe Reserve, AB
  • June 27, 2024 5:00pm- 7:00pm   Opokaa’sin, 241 Stafford Dr N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5
  • July 11, 2024  5:00pm- 7:00pm  Carriage House Hotel, 9030 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2H 0M4
  • July 18, 2024  5:00pm- 7:00pm  300 East Lapotac Boulevard, Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3

For more information contact: Kelsey No Runner Sinakssin Communications

Phone: (403) 361- 1704

email: [email protected]

Blood Tribe Department of Human Resources 

  • – Department: Blood Tribe Housing    Position: Accounts Payable Clerk (Permanent- Full time)

BTA jobs are posted on the Human Resources website:

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

Blood Tribe Administration 

– Call for Applications for Kainai Land Dispute Resolution and Housing Unit Dispute Resolution Appeal Tribunal Members  

More information here:

Blood Tribe Department of Health Employment Opportunities

  • – Position: Health Care Aide- Stabilization  (Permanent Full time and Casual)
  •   Lethbridge Wellness Shelter & Stabilization Unit 
  • – Position: Licensed Practical Nurse (Full time, 7 month contract)
  •   Home Care -Blood Tribe Department of Health, Standoff Alberta
  • All BTDH jobs are posted on the website:
  • Questions? Please Email: mailto:[email protected]

Blood Tribe Department of Health Mobile Mammogram Clinic and Man Van 2024 

Last Years mobile mammogram and Man Van clinic were a success and BTDH is geared up for awareness and testing/ screening. 

  • Mobile Mammogram Screening: June 25, 2024- Levern Cline
  •                                                      June 26- June 28, 2024 Blood Tribe Department of Health, Health Center
  • Man Van- Fast, free Prostate screening
  •                                                      June 26, 2024 , 11:00am- 3:00pm Standoff BTA Parking Lot

for more information go to BTDH Facebook page:

Kainai Board Of Education Employment Opportunities

  • Board Office – Mental health Coordinator
  • Saiypoyi Community School Position 2: Program Manager
  • Kainai High School -Certified Teacher
  • – Educational Assistant (2 Positions (repost)
  • – Security (2 positions (repost)
  • – Administrative Assistant (1)
  • – Cook (1 position, 10 month sessional)
  • Blackfoot Immersion Educational Assistant/ Instructor (repost)
  • Tatsikiisapo’p Middle School -Associate Principle (1)
  • Security (repost)
  • Educational Assistant (2 positions)
  • Aahsaopi Elementary School -Educational Assistant
  • Kainai Alternate Academy- Certified Teacher
  • Deadline for all listed KBE positions is June 19, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Kainai Board of Education, Human Resources, Box 240 Standoff AB T0Y 1Y0, email: mailto:[email protected]

Kainai Healing Lodge Employment Opportunities 

Kainai Minor Hockey Association

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

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]

Kainai A’sitapiiks Rodeo Club 

Year- End Awards and Banquet Night

June 27, 2024 Doors open at 4:30, Multipurpose Building Standoff AB

RSVP by June 21 at (403) 394- 4313

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
  • 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

for more information go to Blood Tribe Police Service Facebook Page:

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 BTEST Positions 2024

Security, Parking lot Attendants, and Clean up crew positions are available now

Applications must include Blood Tribe Employment and Skills Registration.

Deadline July 10, 2024, contact Darryl Day Chief for more information at (403 737- 8149

Kainai Pow wow & Celebration Golf Tournament 2024 

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 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 

Kainai Bottle Depot 

New Spring Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00am- 3:00pm, Now open during lunch hour 12:00- 1:00, Closed all stat holidays

External Events & Employment Opportunities

Our Sacred Sites: A Blackfoot Expedition (hosted by Piikani Nation)
  • Open to everyone, however there is limited space, transportation & meals provided, itinerary provided for registrants.
  • June 9, 2024 Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
  • June 12, 2024 Women’s Buffalo Jump & Napi’s  Okotoks, AB
  • June 26, 2024 Blackfoot Crossing (Siksika AB)
  • August 23, 2024 Red Rock (Piikani, AB)
  • August 30, 2024  Waterton Park & BBQ (Waterton AB)
  • September 7, 2024 Writing on Stone (Milk River, AB)
  • There are three pickup locations available for registrants: 
  • 1. Piikani Child & Family Services 1904 14 Ave, Brocket, AB T0K 0H0
  • 2. Napi Friendship Center 622 Charlotte St, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
  • 3. Kids First Family Center 1905 5 Ave, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0
  • Register 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!

to register 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 (Calgary Stamped 2024)

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 1: Urban Indigenous Peacemaker (Full Time)

Position 2: Family Court Worker (contract position)

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).

Sonny- Ray Day Rider Receives Medal of Merit with Master of Music Degree
Sonny-Ray Day Rider is a gifted composer of national stature who has already started a brilliant professional career. He has achieved recognition and performances of his work from some of the finest orchestras and ensembles in Canada.On May 27, he was honored in convocation as a winner of the Medal of Merit at the University of Lethbridge. Sonny Ray Day Rider has taken his musical to the highest point of academic music production and now he will continue to thrive in the musical professional world.  

University of Lethbridge 06/05/2024
Apollo Hess Mootooyaohkii is off to the 2024 Paris Olympics

Apollo Hess continues to dominate headlines in Kainaiwa Blood Tribe and surrounding area. Hess was named to the Paris 2024 Olympic team after placing second in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the 2024 Olympic Swimming Trials.

Blood Tribe Communications and Community Engagement: Apollo was invited home to the Blood Tribe to be honored in a head Dress ceremony this past Monday June 3, 2024 at the Red Crow Community College in Standoff AB, his mother Ingrid Hess proud stood beside him. Full coverage was handled by Blaire Russell and Todd Eagle Child.
Full story and photos here:


Nationally, he received acclaim in Turtle Island News: 06/05/2024
Yahoo News, Canada

Published on 06/04/2024 Alexandra Noad, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Lethbridge Herald

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 published May 22, 2024:
Apollo Hess Canadian Olympics Profile:
CTV News May 24, 2024, as published by Rachel Crowspreadingwings
APTN news 06/05/24
Published by Communications Officer Tara ManyFingers

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