The Blackfeet leadership met on the last day of March for a review of the year and recommendations for the future. With Tribal leaders Chief Emeritus Lucky Tiger, Chief Dances with Fish, and Chief-elect Steps on Frogs in attendance, much was shared and recalled, and new ideas for solidarity and friendship building were put into action.
Memories of campouts, red cups, movies, skating, Tonkas, war games, parades and more provided much laughter for the Braves in attendance. Preparations for the last Campout and Water Park Day were discussed over firewater and brats.
With the 2013-2014 season nearly concluded, Lucky Tiger made official his retirement. He will be sorely missed. His special talents and skills began a tradition of doing things “The Blackfeet Way” in the 2011-2012 season and it has become a firmly rooted value we instill on all new members and recruits. Thank you Chief Lucky Tiger for your leadership, drive, and fellowship. He and all alumni are welcome to join in on our activities at any time.
With the end of a season comes the passing of the peace pipe to the Blackfeet’s new leader – Chief-elect Steps on Frogs – who has been anxiously awaiting and preparing for his new role as Chief. He has much support and talent from both Braves and Princesses to continue the tradition of doing things The Blackfeet Way. Your creativity, wit, humor, and desire to be your best will lead the Tribe well next season. We all wish you the best of luck and pledge our support for next season.
Another Blackfeet Chief Emeritus – Hungry Bear – also assumes the role of Nation Chief for the 2014-2015 season, and his squaw is by his side and ready to assist our new Fox Nation Chief in his duties. The Blackfeet wish you much fun and success in the upcoming season and stand ready to assist in whatever ways we can.
Outgoing Nation Chief Bald Eagle also officially held his last Chief’s Meeting, and his leadership, enthusiasm, and desire to take the Nation to a new level has resulted in many memories and good spirits amongst all members. His Squaw – Runs with Mud – will also be sorely missed. Her input, organization and coordination of many aspects of the Nation’s activities were an integral part of the Nation’s successes. Thank you to Nation Chief & Squaw for many years of memories.
Special thanks go out to all the Blackfeet, both Braves & Princesses, and all the other Tribes of the Nation for making THIS Chief’s season an amazing one. I am proud and honored to have been your Chief this year, and look forward to the next season of making memories that will last a lifetime.
Chief Dances with Fish.