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Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Micah Armstrong: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian (07/02)
I may be pale-skinned, but I honor my traditions through the telling of my people’s stories, by speaking my people’s language and even by creating the traditional art.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Blood Tribe sees big turnout at conference to address drug abuse (06/16)
The tribe dedicated more law enforcement resources and authorized the distribution of anti-overdose kits on the reserve.

Filed Under: Canada | Health | Law
Blood Tribe combats rise in abuse of extremely dangerous drug (05/27)
In just six months, 20 people have died and 60 people have overdosed by taking an illicit version of a powerful painkiller.

Filed Under: Canada | Law | National
Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issues (04/21)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, the Lac du Flambeau Band and the Blood Tribe have all used banishment as an option for dealing with certain people.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Walt Lamar: Addicts in Indian Country turning to spiked heroin (04/16)
As prescription drugs have become harder to obtain and harder to get a high from, opioid addicts have been turning to heroin, both in Indian Country and throughout the nation.

Filed Under: Canada | Law | Opinion
Christa Big Canoe: Shocking verdict in Native woman's murder (04/02)
Cindy Gladue was a mother. Cindy Gladue was a daughter. Cindy Gladue was a Cree woman. Cindy Gladue was a human.

Filed Under: Canada | Health | Law
Blood Tribe charges three in response to drug overdose deaths (03/24)
Two people died and one overdosed at a birthday party where the drug, known as Oxy 80, was used.

Filed Under: Canada | Health | Law
Blood Tribe confirms 16 fatal overdoses from dangerous drug (03/23)
Four more overdoses -- including two that were fatal -- could drive the number up again.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Blood Tribe declares emergency in response to drug problems (03/06)
Tribal members believe at least 10 people have overdosed on fentanyl, known on the street as Oxy 80.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Tribute to the late Blackfoot scholar Narcisse Blood (02/16)
There are so many people in Indian country processing the loss of our Blackfoot scholar, philosopher, activist, teacher, ceremonialist, healer, family member and friend, Tatsikiistamik (Middle Bull) Narcisse Blood.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Blood Tribe police form task force in response to drug problems (01/20)
Tribal members believe 10 deaths can be linked to a fake prescription drug.

Filed Under: Canada
First Nations face loss of funds over failure to submit salaries (11/26)
The Onion Lake Cree Nation filed suit to prevent the government from cutting its funds.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Native woman heads to trial for purchasing eagle feathers (11/12)
Rachel CrowSpreadingWings is representing herself and will argue that she has a constitutional right to buy and possess eagle parts.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | National
Tribes from US and Canada sign historic treaty to protect bison (09/24)
The Buffalo Treaty was signed on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.

Filed Under: Canada
Canada posts reports of salaries earned by First Nations leaders (08/01)
Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem First Nation earned nearly $1 million.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Native mother plans to file suit over son's death in Alberta jail (07/16)
Edward Snowshoe, 24, had been kept in solitary confinement for 162 consecutive days.

Filed Under: Business | Canada
Fort McKay First Nation blames shortfall for lack of per capita (07/11)
At one point, band members were receiving more than $10,000 a year.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment
First Nations prepared for battle over pipeline through territory (06/18)
Energy firm promises to work with Native communities along the route.

Filed Under: Canada
Blood Tribe announces charges from drug busts on the reserve (05/08)
The Blood Tribe of Alberta announced drug and firearms charges against six people.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Catholic bishops apologize for role in residential school scandal (02/24)
The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories apologized for their role in the residential school scandal in Canada.

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