EP48 Ranching at Kainai

EP48 Ranching at Kainai

Cattle ranching on the Blood Reserve can be a very rewarding experience and endeavour, however, it does come with challenges in today’s changing times. In this episode, Blackfoot knowledge keeper and cattle producer Mike Bruised Head shares his early beginnings as a cattle producer and how his understanding of Blackfoot ways of knowing has contributed to his practice. Mike sheds light on how he has noticed the impacts of climate change and how he has adapted to the changing environment. He also explains the importance of the Iinnii (buffalo) as a keystone animal of the Kainai First Nation.

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If you haven’t had a chance, we encourage you to listen to the first episode of this series, Farming at Kainai.

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