Blood Tribe seeks massive land claim in Federal Court

In Federal Court, lawyers and witnesses are poring over century-old government reports and handwritten letters, many of them with fading text, to understand the true intentions of John A. Macdonald’s pioneering Conservatives when they opened up southern Alberta for settlers.

The court is also contending with a canon of the Blood Tribe’s oral history — passed down over generations — which its lawyers say is the most authoritative source of knowledge of the band’s past. 

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