BLACKFEET NATION’S COMMITMENT
In 1855, the Blackfeet Nation signed a treaty with the U.S. government that gave the Tribe the reserved rights to hunt, fish and timber in the Badger-Two Medicine region. This area has been utilized as a sanctuary for not only the wildlife, but also for our people to come together and practice their spirituality.
The cultural significance of the Badger-Two Medicine area has been recognized by the Blackfeet people for thousands of years and the Blackfeet Nation declared it “Sacred Ground” in the early 1970s.
Subsequent Blackfeet Tribal Business Councils have fiercely opposed any industrial development within the Badger-Two Medicine, and continue to affirm the Blackfeet Peoples’ reserved treaty rights to exercise religious freedoms within this area.
For more information, contact John Murray, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.