THE BLACKFOOT NATION | Canada's First Nations

We travel through southern Alberta, Canada to learn more about the Blackfoot Confederacy, one of the most legendary tribes of the North American plains.

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Big thanks to everyone who helped us out!
Desiree Yellowhorn at Writing on Stone Provincial Park: http://travelalberta.com/Places%20to%20Go/Parks/Writing%20on%20Stone%20Provincial%20Park.aspx
– Treffrey Deerfoot and his family at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO World Heritage Site: http://www.history.alberta.ca/headsmashedin/
– Clayton for the lessons with the atlatl – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear-thrower
– Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp: http://www.buffalorocktipicamp.com/about.html

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41 Comments

  1. NativeJay on October 27, 2020 at 7:12 am

    To bad that’s not the real native Indians lol nice try tho

  2. SL Yeung on October 27, 2020 at 7:16 am

    ok

  3. Lyndsey Barker on October 27, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Great grandma was blackfoot..her last name was Faircloth..really great to learn about ancestors..

  4. tint1122 on October 27, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Oki, from Siksika Nation. Thanks for this video on our people.

  5. John Whitfield on October 27, 2020 at 7:23 am

    This is really cool….The Blackfoot are an insightful and noteworthy nation of people… God bless them…

  6. yoe maofe on October 27, 2020 at 7:23 am

    良い動画みせていただきましたありがとうございました。

  7. Tyrese Landry on October 27, 2020 at 7:26 am

    I’m quarter WoodLand Cree but I know nothing about my culture or language

  8. Morris Kode on October 27, 2020 at 7:30 am

    So a white woman is minister of indigenous affairs. Yea she’s the best candidate. There ya gooooo

  9. GachaPotato Person on October 27, 2020 at 7:30 am

    I’m not going to school today so this is my homework:D learning about this makes me happy

  10. Sinan Shanavas on October 27, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Iam an indian eh??

  11. G oon on October 27, 2020 at 7:31 am

    i saw this place in a dream. its so weird

  12. anthonyajones49 on October 27, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Them anit the original peoples of Canada. The original peoples were very dark brown skin moors. These light skin pale face people are biracial Johnny come lately people. The moors of Canada didn’t get light skin till the European CAUCASOIDES came to north America.. before the 1800’s all the people of Canada were very dark to almost black skin people. These light skin people are imposters.

  13. gabriella jacobson on October 27, 2020 at 7:32 am

    i love my people, my ancestors come from Cutbank, MT. USA, but i love to see what they have across my countries borders.

  14. THIJS NEUTEBOOM on October 27, 2020 at 7:33 am

    this is so cool

  15. BLACK n WILD on October 27, 2020 at 7:33 am

    My Great Grandmother was Blackfoot. Check out & explore
    Black n Wild

  16. Paul Nowell on October 27, 2020 at 7:34 am

    My great great grandma was full blooded so I not anything problems know I’m my dad side I don’t know but allow was in to this I went to Arizona to learn about it

  17. Skyy Hawk on October 27, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Dane Calloway!!

  18. Jordan Moody on October 27, 2020 at 7:39 am

    According to my mum her dad was blackfoot, I’ve never met him or I just don’t remember because I was just a baby, I’m really enjoying the video though it’s very well done ❤️

  19. romain reuter on October 27, 2020 at 7:42 am

    I wish i would have been born 200 years earlier and met these people then in their original culture.
    Great video, btw.
    Greetings from Europe!

  20. Camryn_0 on October 27, 2020 at 7:43 am

    The crunch for the bread

  21. Rylan Walsh on October 27, 2020 at 7:45 am

    i am little otter 7 generation blackfoot indian i will grow to be wolf

  22. ashur on October 27, 2020 at 7:47 am

    I don’t think they like to be called Blackfoot

  23. Mariana Matthews on October 27, 2020 at 7:47 am

    I think you should head down to Montana on the reservation in Browning. That’s were pretty much all my family oh my dads side live. Just about. I’m related to at the least 15% of the Rez, which is a lot.

  24. Carroll Enterkin on October 27, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Check out this new Native American Exhibit https://youtu.be/fJydh3ftxIY

  25. Jennifer Hale on October 27, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Oki

  26. Ham Leifson on October 27, 2020 at 7:48 am

    I am Blackfoot and Proud!

  27. TW0F4C3D on October 27, 2020 at 7:49 am

    I’m on a video binge. I’m the only child in my family that looks drastically different compared to my siblings and cousins. I used to think I was adopted because I was called “asian” due to the way my eyes are shaped (like slits with beady eyeballs). After my Grandma passed away, we found photos of her grandparents. My Great Great Grandfather was Blackfoot and he married my Cherokee Great Great Grandmother. I have my GG Grandfathers eyes and thick black hair. My siblings have blonde and light brown hair and look more like my European/Mediterranean/Scandinavian side of the family. As I’ve grown though, we have noticed similarities in each other, but as a kid my skin was tan and my siblings were pale. Crazy how genetics works. Even though I may look it, I don’t feel like it’s right for me to call myself Native American considering that it’s been a few generations and I’m not a direct descendant, but it would be cool to know if I have cousins out there. I should probably get a DNA test done though considering how uncanny my resemblance is. Fun Fact: We found a family photo of GG Grandfather and Mother smoking a pipe full of Hash. I have to find it, but I’m pretty sure it was dated at around 1907-11.

  28. Gracie Willier on October 27, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Proud Blackfoot and Stoney Nakoda

  29. MyMy Haley on October 27, 2020 at 7:50 am

    They are too light to be blackfoot!

  30. MarSar Fishin' on October 27, 2020 at 7:53 am

    From the looks of the comments section, the Blackfoot people hooked up with a lot of, I’m assuming whites, including my great grandmother on my father’s side, which was Blackfoot. I have a somewhat superficial inquiry here: Do Blackfoot people have difficulty with whiskey? Whenever I drank whiskey, I would go on major rampages of destruction and get into fistfights with people I didn’t like, but whom I would normally tolerate, or just avoid. I didn’t have these issues with vodka, wine, champagne, beer, etc. Just whiskey. My mother told me that my father had issues with whiskey also, she only saw him drink it once and he thought that he was being possessed by demons while drunk on it, and even called a priest for help. My father was a sane and good man, so I think this was a result of a genetic aversion to whiskey that we both share. I mean no offense by this question, I’ve just been curious about this for many years since I stopped drinking. This is not the only question I have about this people’s history, it’s just one that I’ve had in the back of my mind.

  31. SaviÍna Vévé on October 27, 2020 at 7:54 am

    INDIGENOUS BLACKFOOT INDIAN . We are not gone, I am not a 5 dollar Indian. We are of copper skin tone mainly with curly to wavy straight hair, we were forced to identify as black/African American. WE ARE STILL HERE!! Organic 100%.

  32. R.S. Marcus on October 27, 2020 at 7:57 am

    They needed someone more reverential than the VagaBros to accept the meal she fixed.

  33. Joel Chiefmoon on October 27, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Im blackfoot and this guy is no spriritual leader. First discern is when a leader states there spiritual standing.

  34. Lxx Uxn on October 27, 2020 at 7:59 am

    The ancestor who bought my families freedom was half Blackfoot, it’s thanks to him that we have such a remarkable history

  35. Michael Lee on October 27, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Fascinating. My family’s farm is on the Battle River, in Alberta. This river was the demarcation between the Cree and Blackfoot, from what I understand. I know that my heritage definitely has indigenous blood–wonder from which tribe…

  36. ACE GOBBLIN on October 27, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Yeah! It’s kool af right ?! Y’all ancestors thought so too that’s why that TOOK our land

  37. Dene Dene on October 27, 2020 at 8:02 am

    I’m black foot on my moms side….a stranger came up to me in the store and literally told me I looked like I was black foot and my JAW DROPPED…….we really are connected through the great spirit

  38. Invectus1 on October 27, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Scientists now think that the ancestors of First Nations people may have come to North America from several different parts of Asia and Polynesia, following several different routes. Some may have come on woven reed rafts, or boats, across the Pacific from Asia and various islands thousand years ago. Many of these people came from the ancient country of Ophir (modern-day Philippines), the birthplace of the human race. It is said to be the Isles of so many Islands which King Solomon described in the Bible where he told his navies to transport for a 3-year journey from Israel to Ophir vice versa Gold, Silver, Peacocks, Apes and Algum Trees (Narra). The Lost Garden of Eden has vanished after The Great Flood (Noah) somewhere in the Sulu sea along Palawan Islands. This is the center of the Marine Biodiversity in the whole world. Kudos to the First Nation of Canada.

  39. Child of Anarchy on October 27, 2020 at 8:05 am

    My dad is Blackfoot and my mom is white and live all the way up in Ontario

  40. A P on October 27, 2020 at 8:06 am

    My grandparents and great grandparents were blackfoot. Id love to learn more about my ancestors

  41. Mozes Lin on October 27, 2020 at 8:08 am

    My brother:*hears crunching*

    My brother after that: can we go to dunkin donuts?

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