Blackfoot And Proud: Meet Gene BraveRock – Holy Eagle
Gene’s Blackfoot name is Natoyiipiita …Holy Eagle. Besides riding every year in the Calgary Stampede parade he is an actor and stunt man and can be seen on the show “Hell on Wheels”.
He is featured in Dennis’ “Out of the Storm” (showing behind) and “Aniskomohcikewin”.
The Kainai Nation (or Káínawa, or Blood Tribe) is a First Nation band government in southern Alberta, Canada, with a population of 7,437 members in 2005,
Akáínaa translates directly to “Many Chief” (from aká – “many” and nínaa – “chief”) while Káína translates directly to “Many Chief people.”
The Kainai speak a language of the Algonquian linguistic group; their dialect is closely related to those of the Siksika and Peigan. They are one of three nations comprising the Blackfoot Confederacy.
At the time treaties such as Treaty 7 were signed, the Kainai were situated on the Oldman, Belly, and St. Mary rivers west of Lethbridge, Alberta.
The Kainai reserve Blood 148 is currently the largest in Canada with 3,852 inhabitants on 1,414.03 km² and is located approximately 200 kilometres south of Calgary. As of December 2013, the Kainai Nation had a total registered population of 11,791 people
Music By Gene Brave Rock-