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Welcome to

Naapi's Garden

Home of the

Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association (KEPA)

 
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Who We Are

Our Vision…. is for Kainai to value and live in a clean, healthy and protected environment that
supports a sustainable society and balances our economy and traditional connection to the air,
water, land and animals.

 

What We Do

Our Mission…. is to provide leadership through ecological consciousness and environmental
stewardship by monitoring, resource management and conservation awareness, while promoting
protection, sustainable development and partnerships.

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Projects

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Naapi's Garden

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Katoyiss Seed Bank

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Iinnii Rematriation

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Food Security

The connection

For the long term

Our Identity

Community Health & Wellness

 

Upcoming Events

  • TBD
    KEPA Summit 2021 (Late summer)
    Blood 148
    Time is TBD
    Blood 148, Blood 148, AB, Canada
    Due to the ongoing pandemic, The KEPA Summit 2021 will be virtual and the new dates will be announced soon. Thank you all for your responses and questions. Kitaakitamattsino! (We'll see you soon)
 

Our Family

The Action Pact

Visit our partners websites and see how we are all connected with the exceptional work being done in KEPA and beyond...

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Buffalo Treaty

Education is our new Buffalo

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Secure Your Food

Food Security

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Oldman Watershed Council

Water is Life

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The Resilience Institute

Creative Collaboration

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Blackfoot Confederacy

Learning from the land

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Blood Tribe Land Management

Land stewardship

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OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES

Sustainable societies must ultimately balance the impact of human activity with the quality of ecosystems that support life. Albertans have told us what is important to them, so we gear our programs to support and strengthen the environmental nonprofit community in Alberta working on issues related to water, land use and climate change.

 

Community

Knowledge in Action

Oki. The following are the extended family of the Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association. Take some time and visit our knowledge base and see the positive work being done across Naapi's territory and beyond...

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Scientific Research  -  Education  -  Partnerships

research that responds to global challenges – from climate change to human-wildlife coexistence to sustainability – while engaging local communities.

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Kainai Plants

This site weaves these strong threads of connection. A web of children, elders, plants, landscape and the stories that bind them together. These stories provide a path for our children to the future. A path that remembers and in the remembering, renews.

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Honoring Our Ancestors Knowledge

Saokio Heritage is a community-based organization led by Indigenous women that works to revitalize traditional ecological knowledge and Indigenous languages in a modern context. The Blackfeet (Amskapi Piikani) once called themselves the Saokio-tapi or the prairie people. (Saokio is pronounced like Tokyo.)

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We are The Narwhal

The storytellers in any society hold tremendous power. At The Narwhal, we recognize that this power represents both a privilege and a responsibility and we aim to use this power for the public good. To that end, we must recognize the inequities in Canadian media and in Canadian society at large. ​

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BUILDING WELLNESS THROUGH TRADITION

Indigikitchen was formed to foster an appreciation and love of traditional Native foods. Along the way, we've branched out to supporting Native producers, building Indigenous gardens, and teaching some of the important background surrounding the colonization of our foodways.

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WE BELIEVE IN HOPE FOR PEOPLE AND NATURE

Our conservation initiatives span a variety of goals as well as the entirety of the region in which we work. Learn more about what we do, where we work and our current projects.

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Siksikaitsipowahsin

Great Resource in learning and spelling Blackfoot. It's always being updated with new entries.

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Our Mission:

We inspire our communities to engage in the human history of southwestern Alberta, together, preserving and sharing collections and stories.

 

Support Us

You Can Make a Difference

Volunteer Your Time

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This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Naapi's Garden and Katoyiss Seed Bank - KEPA. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

Make a Donation

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Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Partner with Us

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Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Naapi's Garden and Katoyiss Seed Bank - KEPA an even better Climate Change Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

 
 
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