Kainai First Nation

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  • Also known as Káínawa and the Blood Tribe.

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            Blood Indian Agency fonds
            PR0402 · Fonds · 1906-1934

            Fonds consists of records produced by the [Kainai First Nation] Blood Indian Agencies at Fort MacLeod and Cardston, and include correspondence to and from the Department of Indian Affairs (Canada), supply lists, goods tenders, vouchers, a list of destitute Indigenous persons, and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) report concerning a destitute Indigenous person. There are also records of employee returns, services records and charges, and other assorted financial records created by and for the Standoff Hospital.

            Canada. Dept of Indian Affairs. Blood Indian Agency
            C. H. Carley fonds
            PR2122 · Fonds · 1951-1970

            The fonds consists of photographs, dating from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by the Lethbridge Herald or Crighton Studio, of Indigenous peoples in traditional attire including the following individuals: Jim Shot Both Sides; Yvonne Pelletier; Walter Bastien; Joe Crow Shoe; Julius English; Pat Bad Eagle; Jim Morning Bull; Albert Little Mustache; George Calling Last; Nathan Many Feathers; Wings; John Yellowhorn; Bob Tail Chief; Chief Body; Jim Shot Both Sides with Indian Affairs officials. The fonds also includes several clippings related to health services for First Nations in Alberta dating from the 1960s and 1970s as well as photographs of various Indigenous peoples across Alberta and the Territories: the interior of an igloo at Kuugjuaq (Perry River), Nunavut; Walking Buffalo seated near a tipi; an octogenarian at Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut; a young boy at a camp at Contwoyto Lake, Nunavut; a church at Kingaok (Bathurst Inlet); Father P. Henry at Qikiqtaq (King William Island), Nunavut; Louise Falls at Xátł'odehchee (Hay River), Northwest Territories; Inuit people hauling in a whale; Inuit children sampling whale blubber being hung to dry; and a flock of 2400 reindeer near White Point, Nunavut.

            This fonds also contains 3 files of material on the Blood [Kainai First Nation] and Peigan [Piikani Nation] from southern Alberta

            Carley, C.H.
            GR1966.0166/32 · File · 1894
            Part of Attorney General central filing system records

            This file contains records concerning cattle killing by Blood reserve residents in the MacLeod District. Included are reports and correspondence by the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) discussing possible reasons for the killings (i.e. starvation in the Blood Indian Reserve following the signing of Treaty 7).

            Fonds · 1989-1991

            The fonds consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry on Policing in Relation to the Blood Tribe [Kainai First Nation] relating to its investigation into policing issues. The records include working papers, witness summaries, transcripts, exhibits and reports, including the final report.

            Alberta. Commission of Inquiry on Policing in Relation to the Blood Tribe
            File · 1970 (Creation)
            Part of Mapping and Surveying - Indigenous Resource Guide

            This accession contains records from Alberta Municipal Affairs and is comprised of maps of reserves.

            File GR1971.0074/1 was commissioned by the Alberta Provincial Planning Branch. This black and white map illustrates the geographic location of Blood Indian Reserves #148 and 148a [Kainai First Nation], Pigeon Lake Reserve #138a and Stony Plain Reserve #135. All are located in the Edmonton-Hobbema district. In particular, it shows the location of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Highway 2, Battle River, nearby town sites, and various smaller rivers, lakes and streams. Its dimensions are 37x25” (1970)

            File GR1971.0074/2 was commissioned by the Alberta Provincial Planning Branch. This black and white map illustrates the geographic location of the Peigan Indian Reserves #147 and 147b. Both are located in the Blood-Peigan district. The map depicts the location of the nearby town sites, and various smaller rivers, lakes and streams. Its dimensions are 37x25” (1970).

            File GR1971.0074/3 was commissioned by the Alberta Provincial Planning Branch. This black and white map illustrates the geographic location of Blackfoot Indian Reserve #146. It is located in the Blackfoot/Stony/Sarcee district. The map depicts the location of the nearby town sites, and various smaller rivers, lakes and streams. Its dimensions are 37x25” (1970).

            File GR1971.0074/6 was commissioned by the Alberta Provincial Planning Branch. This black and white map illustrates the Enoch, Samson [Enoch Cree Nation], Ermineskin [Ermineskin Cree Nation], Louis Bull and [Montana First Nation] Montana Indian Reserves #135, 137, 137a, 138, 138b and 139. They are located in the [Edmonton-Maskwacis] Edmonton-Hobbema district. The map depicts the location of the nearby town sites, and smaller rivers, lakes and streams. Its dimensions are 37x25” (1970).

            File GR1971.0074/7 was commissioned by the Alberta Provincial Planning Branch. This black and white map illustrates the [Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Alexander First Nation, and Paul First Nation] Alexis, Alexander, and Paul Reserves #133, (Wabamun Lake) 133a, 133b, 133c, and 134. They are located in the Edmonton-Hobbema district. The map depicts the location of Lac Ste. Anne, Lake Wabamun, Highway 16, the Canadian Pacific Railway, nearby town sites, and smaller rivers, lakes and streams. Its dimensions are 37x25” (1970).

            Sub-series · 1929-1965
            Part of Residential and Day School Records: Old Sun

            This file includes records relating to the Blood Reserve and [Kainai First Nation] Blood Tribe people in Cardston. Records for the Old Sun school on the Blackfoot reserve are included in these files.

            The accession contains medical records from the Central Alberta (Baker Memorial) Sanatorium, an institute that treated tuberculosis in the mid 20th century. A typical file contains medical histories, doctor’s reports, and correspondence between physicians, the Calgary Tuberculosis Association and the University of Alberta.

            This accession contains tape recordings of Blood Indian Horn Society representation at the Provincial Museum and Archives of Alberta which were recorded on June 3, 1973.

            The tape recordings consist of songs and prayers occurring during a transfer ceremony in which an artifact belonging to the Blood Indian Horn Society was ceremonially donated to the Provincial Museum.

            This accession contains records from the Family Farm Development Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The records include a study of potential Métis relocations to southern Alberta farms, composed of a sample relocation survey, a final report (“Relocation and Evaluation of Indian Workers Permanently Settled on Farms in Southern Alberta” by William Bayda), and correspondence by Agricultural Manpower Programs - Alberta Department of Agriculture.

            The collection also includes a preliminary list of Indigenous people to be interviewed, including Métis and [Kainai First Nation] Blood who would be affected by the move. It contains completed surveys, with a typical survey inquiring about place of residence, age, marital status, children, education, relocation information, employment and training, welfare received, and interviewer’s remarks about the social conditions of the family. It also includes the “Nominal Roll for the Federal-Provincial Agricultural Manpower Agreement, 12 June 1970” including the name, age, sex, residence, treaty number, and employer of the Indigenous people involved.

            The accession contains the records of various Indigenous and Métis Associations in Alberta concerning Indigenous development, fish and wildlife, health, education, infrastructure, and sporting activities. The records contain correspondence, letters, memoranda, pamphlets, information sheets, reports, applications, resumes, positions descriptions, budget and financial information, news clippings, photographs, statistical data, and proposals between private organizations and public departments.

            The accession also contains the ministerial records created by A.O. Fimrite, Al Adair and Bob Bogle during their respective time periods as Minister without Portfolio Responsible for Native Affairs. Includes references to the Kainai First Nation, the Piikani Nation, the Niitsitapi, and the [Maskwacis] Hobbema Four Band Council (which includes Ermineskin Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe, and the Montana First Nation).

            This accession contains information regarding funding for child welfare activities among Indigenous nations in Alberta. In particular, it contains correspondence from Indian and Northern Affairs and Blackfoot Social Services regarding surplus funds for the 1985/86 fiscal year and various financial reports for Treaty Indian groups detailing institutional placement and maintenance costs.

            It also contains two publications (from 1984 and 1985) entitled Management Information Bulletin that outlines existing social services such as child welfare, day care, employment opportunity programs, health, education and promotion services, income security, mental health, and widow’s pensions. Included next is financial data on the Yellowhead Regional Tribal Council and the Beaver Lake, Bigstone Cree, Blood, Boyer River, Cold Lake, Cree, Dene, Ermineskin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Mckay, Fort McMurray, Frog Lake, Heart Lake, Janvier, Kehewin, Little Red River, Louis Bull, Lubicon Lake, Montana, and Paul Bands.

            [Beaver Lake First Nation, Montana First Nation, Paul First Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, Heart Lake First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, and Kainai First Nation are all referred to or included in these records]

            The accession contains records pertaining to Native Services Unit project and grant funding. The intent of these projects was to promote the Alberta government’s interest in social customs and concerns relating to Alberta’s Indigenous population. In particular, the project records consist of correspondence, applications, reports, and financial information.

            Projects include travel to conferences or constitutional talks, publication, community social events, workshops and camps. Organizations and nations named in the files include the Sacred Circle Summer Camp; Powwow Poundmaker’s Lodge; Native Days (Hinton); Lac St Anne Pilgrimage; University of Alberta Native Awareness; Native Association of Women; Earth Mother Project; Dene Wodih Society; Indian Association of Alberta; Blue Quills Youth Recovery; Bigstone Cree Band; Frog Lake First Nation; Kainai First Nation; and Indian Arts and Crafts Society; among others.

            The accession contains records from the Rural Services Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. The records contain information on Indigenous programs, consisting of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications.

            The records contain reports and statistical data regarding soil classification for reserves and municipalities across Alberta, booklets from the Alberta Indian Education Centre, information and studies from various reports and studies, guidelines for developing and administering Indigenous programs in Alberta relating to food and home economics, a list of Aboriginal activities and programs in Alberta (listed by region), and an information package on the Alberta Indian Agricultural Development Corporation (1980). Includes information on the Homemakers Aid Program on the Blood Reserve [Kainai First Nation].

            James Gladstone fonds
            PR2491 · Fonds · [ca. 1960]

            The fonds consists of a envelope and letterhead of the [Kainai First Nation] Kainai Chieftainship dating from ca. 1960.

            Gladstone, James Basil
            John Hellson fonds
            PR3242 · Fonds · 1973-2008

            This material consist of research manuscripts and notes pertaining to songs, rituals, artifacts, and the ethno-botany of the Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika nations of Alberta. Specific topics include the use of wild plants by the Siksika, Siksika women, the Pigeon Society of the Niitsitapi, sweat lodges, the Siksika Sun Dance, the Siksika medicine pipe bundle, and the ritualistic use of eagle feathers by the Siksika.

            Hellson, John

            First item is a list of families living within a three mile radius of ‘Farm 3’ on the Blood reserve [Kainai First Nation] in 1949, including the name of the head of family, number of children, names of school age children. Created by Indian Agency. Second item is a Blood Agency list of families on Blood reserve in 1948, annotated by oblate priest. Includes an inserted page with a list of catholic babies born that year.

            List of Blood [Kainai First Nation] peoples from the personal files of OMI Jules LeVern. Consists of a copy of the Indian agent’s band list with LeVern’s own annotations written in pen and pencil. Annotations include family members’ names, indigenous names, where the family’s children are residing, spelling corrections, date of death. Filed within this booklet is a list of ‘confirmandi’ from the Blood reserve, including name and date of birth, 1940. Also includes a 1940 and 1944 hand-drawn map of the Blood reserve with the names of residents written in.

            GR1966.0166/37 · File · 1897
            Part of Attorney General central filing system records

            This file discusses the condemned convict “Charcoal” (also known as Pah-cah-pah-ne-cappy or Bad Young Man), who was sentenced to death for murder. It contains telegraphs and letters describing the legal proceedings of Charcoal’s sentencing, details of the crime and confirmation of the sentence.

            PR1965.0141/2 · File · 1896
            Part of Steele family fonds

            A letter to Major S.B. Steele regarding his departure, signed by the citizens of Lethbridge and an earlier letter instructing the set up of a RCMP location near Calgary (including a list of supplies that will be sent for troops). It also contains references to the murder trial of Charcoal in the item "a Blood Indian wanted for murder." [Kainai First Nation]

            Mike Eagle Bear fonds
            PR2557 · Fonds · 1895 - 1927

            The fonds consists of photographs taken in Banff at the Highland Games in 1927 including images featuring Bison, Kainai [Kainai First Nation] dwellings, Kainai drummers, a ring and arrow game behind the Banff Springs Hotel, a parade of Kainai warriors, and a hand guessing game. The fonds also includes a photograph of Mr. R.N. Wilson, an Indian agent in the early part of the 20th century in Alberta, and a photograph of Mrs. R.N. Wilson.

            Eagle Bear, Mike
            PR1973.0248/1047 · File · 1886-[191-??
            Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

            This photo album contains photos related to various Residential Schools, including Dunbow Industrial School students (1886-1905), Blood/Standoff Residential School (180, 1895), St Mary’s Residential School, Brocket Residential School, Cluny Residential School (1918).

            Standoff Hospital fonds
            PR3975 · Fonds · 1971, 1973

            The collection contains hospital registers from the health care centre at the Blood Indian Reserve [Kainai First Nation] near Standoff. The smaller register contains the patient’s name, age, sex, date of admission, reason for admission, date of release and condition on release. The larger register contains additional statistical information such as vital statistics, date of admission, in or out patient status, school status in the case of children, number of meals eaten during stay, days in hospital, days treated, and results. The original documents which were microfilmed to create this fonds were created between 1899 and 1923.

            Standoff Hospital
            Tom Count fonds
            PR3029 · Fonds · Copied 1971-1976

            The fonds reflects Tom Count's professional occupation in the heritage industry and consists of copies of two photographs featuring the interior of T.M. Williams' Harness Shop; a copy of a photograph featuring a drill used by the Geological Survey of Canada in Pakan, North-West Territories in 1898; and a copy of the murder trial of Charcoal, an Indigenous individual [Kainai First Nation] who was tried at the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories in 1897.

            Count, Tom
            Tom Three Persons fonds
            PR0632 · Fonds · [19-]-1950

            Fonds consists of newspaper clippings and photographs depicting Tom Three Persons and his family. Fonds also includes a hand-made sign for the [Kainai First Nation] Blood Reserve Credit Union.

            Three Persons, Tom