Lethbridge, Alberta

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. | 11am - 5pm

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The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. Please see the 2019 schedule below!

Blackfoot Confederacy Land Territory – Mike Bruised Head

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Mike Bruised Head

Mike Bruised Head – Ninnaa Piiksii  (Chief Bird) graduated from St Mary’s High school on the Blood Reserve in 1976. Received Bachelor’s of Arts Degree (BA) from University of Lethbridge in 1980. Served on Blood Tribe Chief and Council 1981 to 1983. Employed at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated college in 1984-85 as College Administrator. Executive director of Sikoohkotoki Friendship Center from 1986 to 1994. Convocated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from University of Lethbridge. Employed by Kainai of Board of Education as a high school teacher, vice principal and principle from 1996 to 2011. Obtained Master’s Degree (MA) from Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington (2003) in Administration and Supervision. Elected to Blood Tribe Chief and Council from 2011 to 2016. Formally created Kainai Eco-systems Protection Agency (KEPA) and served as chair for KEPA from 2012 to 2016. Chairman of KEPA Summit for the past four years, currently serving as an elder and academic advisor on KEPA committee. Organized the Partnership between KEPA, Earth Watch and Kainai High School for Blood Tribe Timber Limits Environment Assessment Program. Serves on the Oldman Watershed Council. Participated on the Crown of the Continent Roundtable Leadership Committee and Crown Partners. Involve in Kainai ceremonies and cultural events. Presently serving as chairman of University of Lethbridge FNMI Alumni Chapter. Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy, majoring in Social, Cultural and Political Thought for the Fall of 2017 at the University of Lethbridge.