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An international blessing: American Blackfeet Tribe gives vaccinations to Canadians

 

Last updated 6/7/2021 at 3:28pm

Murray Foubister, CC BY-SA 2.0

When the Blackfeet Nation ended up with extra vaccinations, they offered them to their Canadian neighbors.

Browning, Mont.-May 18, 2021 was a great day for hundreds of Alberta citizens as they crossed the border for a free COVID-19 vaccination. The mobile clinic was set up on the U.S. side of the border and was sponsored by the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana.

The idea for the endeavor started because the The Aamskapi'Piikuni Blackfeet Nation in Browning, Montana, had an abundance of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines left after inoculating most of its members. vaccine. Rather than letting the vaccine go to waste, they looked for a way to use it. Almost immediately their attention was drawn to their ne...



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