Blackfoot language signs to be showcased throughout region

Communities across southern Alberta are about to see original Blackfoot names come back to life.  A project aiming to resurrect Blackfoot names through the use of signage hopes the initiative will enrich the landscape, invite people to take an interest in the history of our region and move closer towards the spirit of reconciliation. Several economic development and tourism organizations, including SouthGrow Regional Initiative, Community Futures Lethbridge Region, Tourism Lethbridge, Alberta Southwest and Blood Tribe Social Development have partnered with Kanai Nation to fund the construction of the Blackfoot language signs.  

 The project will invite communities, businesses and institutions across the region to apply for up to $2,000 towards the cost of sign construction for their location. 

For more information and to apply, please visit 

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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