While he formally retired in 2016, when Black was asked whether or not he would consider standing as Indigenous bishop serving the churches of the Blackfoot Confederacy
, he decided he had a responsibility to heed the call.
Paul des Cris in 1865 (undoubtedly as a direct response to the Victoria mission), by the late 1860s, Lacombe and other Oblates increasingly turned their attention to a strategy of mission ambulant in which they travelled across the plains, following the buffalo hunting camps of the Plains Cree and Plains Metis, and increasingly pursuing connections with the bands of the Blackfoot Confederacy
Fox sees the treaty as the "fundamental link" that Elk Island National Park needed to transfer part of its surplus buffalo herd to the Blackfoot Confederacy
The Bloods are members of the Blackfoot Confederacy
The land rises from the austere prairie to the towering mountain range, today comprising much of Glacier National Park, which is within the treaty area of the Blackfoot Confederacy
The ceremony he witnessed took place each year among many Plains Indians tribes, but historians say the week-long sun dance adopted by the Blackfoot confederacy
of Montana and Alberta, Canada, appears unique in that it gives special recognition to a stringy, bulbous, tuber called the prairie turnip.
Read together, the chapters by Allan Pard, Jerry Potts, Frank Weasel Head, Herman Yellow Old Woman and Chris McHugh provide insight into how decisions and consensus are built (or at least managed) within each Blackfoot community and, more broadly, within the Blackfoot Confederacy
The Blood People: A Division of the Blackfoot Confederacy
, An Illustrated Interpretation of the Old Ways.
In March, the First Nation in the Blackfoot Confederacy
in southern Alberta declared a local state of emergency in response to 13 deaths over four months due to drug overdoses.
Toward this end, says Weasel Head, and in response to failed federal education legislation, the Blackfoot Nations of Piikani, Siksika, and Kainai have established the Blackfoot Confederacy
Education Authority, drawn together through location, economics, similar culture and language.
Evidently it was a part of the navigational system of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy
Maybe not to make the ultimate decision, but still there is the Blackfoot Confederacy
and the ceremonialists of the Blackfoot Confederacy
are the people empowered to speak about these things.
Those Treaties (which opposed the Dakota to the south) and later developments such as the opposition of the Metis in Manitoba and the Blackfoot Confederacy
in Saskatchewan and Alberta to the Sioux over buffalo hunting territory were a principle reason for the creation of a northern plains culture and a Canada-U.
Watts is suggesting that the newly reopened Federal Building in Edmonton be named after Crowfoot, who was Grand Chief of the Blackfoot Confederacy
The Blackfoot Confederacy
is experiencing a rebirth in their culture.