Ninna Piksii

Chairman, Kainai Ecological Protection Agency (KEPA)

Mike Bruised Head (or in the Blackfoot language, Ninna Piksii) serves on the Blood Tribe Council and acts as Chairman of the Kainai Ecological Protection Agency (KEPA). From 1994 – 2011, Mike was employed with the Kainai Board of Education as a high school teacher, vice principal, and high school principal. He has presented papers on Indigenous topics at several World Indigenous People’s Conferences on Education, including those in Australia, Hawaii, and Peru. Mike has participated in cultural and environment documentaries, as well as many Blackfoot ceremonies. He speaks fluent Blackfoot. Mike received his BA/B.ED from the University of Lethbridge and his Masters from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Mike Bruised Head (or in the Blackfoot language, Ninna Piksii) serves on the Blood Tribe Council and acts as Chairman of the Kainai Ecological Protection Agency (KEPA). From 1994 – 2011, Mike was employed with the Kainai Board of Education as a high school teacher, vice principal, and high school principal. He has presented papers on Indigenous topics at several World Indigenous People’s Conferences on Education, including those in Australia, Hawaii, and Peru. Mike has participated in cultural and environment documentaries, as well as many Blackfoot ceremonies. He speaks fluent Blackfoot. Mike received his BA/B.ED from the University of Lethbridge and his Masters from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

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