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Blood 148
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Area
 • Total 1,413.87 km2 (545.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 12,027
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Highways Highway 2
Website http://www.bloodtribe.org

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. 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.

Demographics

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). As of December 2013, Blood 148 had a total registered population of 11,791

Government

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 Charles Weasel Head (2004–present).

Blood Tribe Councillors (2016–present)

  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
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