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
1989 Tripartite Agreement
1989 Blood Tribe Irrigation Bylaw
1991 BTAP Incorporated
1993 – 42 Years Headlease
1994 BTAP Makiinimaa Office Opens
1997 Blood Tribe Forage Processing Plant Incorporated
2018 Aohkii (2018) Ltd.
2018 West End Headlease Expansion - 21 New Pivots
2019 Amended and Re-Stated Headlease
2019 Kainai Forage Limited Partnership
2020 Amendment #1 to Headlease