Blackfeet Nation

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Blackfeet traditional ecological knowledge and food sovereignty

Ahwahsiin (The Land/Where We Get Our Food)

Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge and food systems are fast disappearing but are of the utmost importance, not only for sustaining Indigenous Peoples but also for providing alternative paradigms for coping with diverse ecosystems in a changing global environment. This research examines Blackfeet tribal…

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Blackfeet Nation Constitution

Blackfeet Nation Constitution

Location: Northern Montana at the Canadian border Population: 16,500 Date of Constitution: 1934 and amended 1962, 1978, & 1998 Key Facts: The tribe was artificially divided by the U.S. - Canadian border

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Blackfeet's Siyeh Corporation

Blackfeet's Siyeh Corporation

For years the Blackfeet Nation struggled to create sustainable tribal enterprises that could produce revenue for the nation and meet the needs of its citizens for jobs and services. Many of these efforts did not succeed because of conflicts within the tribal government. In 1999, the Nation tried a…

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Honoring Nations: Loren Bird Rattler, Ray Montoya and Jay St. Goddard: Siyeh Corporation

Representatives from the Siyeh Corporation present an overview of the corporation's establishment and growth to the Honoring Nations Board of Governors in conjunction with the 2005 Honoring Nations Awards.

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Joseph P. Kalt: The Practical Issues of Business Development - Some Things to Consider: Legal Structure

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Co-Director Joseph P. Kalt discusses the types of corporations that Native nations can charter and what they should consider when deciding which type to choose.

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Greg Gilham: Engaging the Nation's Citizens and Effecting Change: The Blackfeet Nation Story

Greg Gilham, Former Chair of the Blackfeet Nation's Constitution Reform Committee, discusses the process the committee developed to move constitutional reform forward.

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Virgil Edwards: How Are We Going About Remaking Our Constitution?

Blackfeet Constitution Reform Committee Member Virgil Edwards discusses the process the Blackfeet Nation devised to reform its constitution, and describes how politics ultimately derailed the process before it could produce a new constitution for the Blackfeet people. This video resource is…

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BLACKFEET: Stocking the Aisles

BLACKFEET: Stocking the Aisles

...Although Glacier Family Foods adds 56 new employees to the Blackfeet Reservation’s year-round workforce, the people behind the store’s creation hope it will do much more than create immediate jobs. For the last 20 years, members of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council and the community bounced…

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Blackfeet Constitutional Change Class

The summation of all several videos...the complete 6 1/2 taping of the discussion of why our current Constitution, Charter, and Plan of Operations have become ineffective for our current times as a people and Piikani Nation for "Blackfeet Government Change" of Joe McKay and Blackfeet Community…

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Indian Pride (Episode 112): Tribal Government Structure

This episode of the "Indian Pride" television series, aired in 2007, chronicles the governance structures of several Native nations in an effort to show the diversity of governance systems across Indian Country. It also features an interview with then-chairman Harold "Gus" Frank of the Forest…

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Native American Lands and Natural Resource Development

Native American Lands and Natural Resource Development

The rules that govern oil, gas and mining on American Indian tribal lands are complex, and the tribes that seek economic development through natural resources face a range of challenges. In this report, Revenue Watch gives an overview of the issues and describes current approaches to natural…