History is our Heritage...
Timeline of the BTAP project
Chief Red Crow
Red Crow was made Chief in 1870 and recognized the need for change.
"Chief Red Crow built the first house on the reserve, planted the first crop and brought the first cattle. He was the first to use oxen and furniture and his wives where the first Bloods to make yeast bread"
The Lethbridge Herald, August 5, 1969, Page 3.
1877Chief Red Crow signed Treaty 7 under the Indian Act (1867)
1977 BTAP Concept
1978 Blood Band Ranch Incorporates
1989 Tripartite Agreement
1989 Blood Tribe Irrigation Bylaw
1993 – 42 Years Headlease
1994 BTAP Incorporated
1997 Blood Tribe Forage Processing Plant Incorporated
2012 SCADA system upgrades
2013 Sawkee Feedlot Incorporated
2018 Aohkii (2018) Ltd.