Blood Indian Reserve No. 148

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Blood 148
Indian reserve
Blood 148 is located in Alberta
Blood 148
Blood 148
Location of Blood 148
Coordinates: 49°30′N 113°12′W / 49.5°N 113.2°W / 49.5; -113.2Coordinates: 49°30′N 113°12′W / 49.5°N 113.2°W / 49.5; -113.2
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
 • Chief Roy Fox
 • Governing body Kainai Nation
 • Total 1,413.87 km2 (545.90 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 12,027
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 2

Blood 148 is a First Nations reserve in Alberta, Canada. It is inhabited by the Blood (Kainai) First Nations and was established under the provisions of the Treaty 7.[2] This reserve is located in Stand Off along Highway 2 and the Belly River.

At 1,413.87 km2 (545.90 sq mi), this is the largest reserve in Canada, and the second most populous. It is located between the City of Lethbridge and the Town of Cardston, bordering the Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26 to the northwest, the Lethbridge County to the northeast and Cardston County to the east, south and southwest.


In 2006, Blood 148 had a population of 4,177 living in 1,250 dwellings, an 8.4% increase from 2001. The Indian reserve has a land area of 1,413.87 km2 (545.90 sq mi) and a population density of 3.0/km2 (7.8/sq mi).[1] As of December 2013, Blood 148 had a total registered population of 11,791[3]


Under the British North America Act, legislative authority over Indian reserves is placed exclusively with the national parliament and specifically the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. The reserve is governed by a tribal council led by Chief Roy Fox (2016–present).[4][5]

Blood Tribe Councillors (2016–present)[6]

  1. Dorothy First Rider
  2. Floyd Big Head
  3. Kyla Crow
  4. Lance Tailfeathers
  5. Martin Heavy Head
  6. Franklyn White Quills
  7. Joanne Lemieux (Blood)
  8. Robyn Little Bear
  9. Kirby Many Fingers
  10. Hank Shade
  11. Tim Tailfeathers
  12. Marcel Weasel Head

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Blood 148 - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  2. ^ Canada Indian and Northern Affairs. "First Nations in Alberta" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  3. ^ Blood Tribe registered population - AANDC - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  4. ^ Blood Tribe Chief and Council web page - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  5. ^ Blood Tribe. "Council". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Chief and Council". Blood Tribe. Archived from the original on January 24, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 

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