Shield of the Piikani Nation
The Northern Peigans or Aapátohsipikáni are a First Nation, part of the Niitsítapi (Blackfoot Confederacy). Known as Piikáni, "Pekuni" or Aapátohsipikáni (Northern Piikáni/Piegan), they are very closely related to the other members of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Aamsskáápipikani (the Piegan Blackfeet of Montana or Southern Piikáni/Piegan), Káínaa or Blood and the Siksiká or Blackfoot. At the time treaties were signed, the Northern Piegan were situated on the Oldman River, west of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to the west of the Kainai tribe. The modern reserve (which includes the town of Brocket, Alberta) is located near Pincher Creek.