Blackfoot Confederacy Gifts Surplus COVID-19 Vaccines at the Medicine Line
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 22, 2021
April 20-21, 2021 Medicine Line, Siksikaitsitapii Territory – The Aamskapi’Piikuni Blackfeet Nation in Browning, Montana and the Siksikaitsitapii Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council (BCTC) collaborated in a historic government-to-government, nation-to- nation act of “reconciliation” to administer COVID-19 vaccines to members of the Blackfoot Confederacy – and residents of the nearby town of Cardston, Alberta.
The “gift” was made possible as the Aamskapi’Piikuni had a surplus of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines after immunizing the majority of its members and decided to offer the remaining vaccines as a gift, rather than wasting the vaccines – setting up a mobile clinic for northern Siksikaitsitapi tribal members at the Peigan-Carway Medicine Line crossing on Tuesday and Wednesday, during this challenging time of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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