The Stoney Nakoda Nation comprises of the three bands; the Bearspaw, Chinki, and Wesley First Nations. Each of the three bands were represented at the
Treaty No. 7 negotiations with the British Crown in 1877. Stoney Nation are found in three separate locations. The Eden Valley Reserve which lies to the south of Morley; the Big Horn Reserve to the north of Morley; Calgary. The largest group of Stoney Nakoda Nation members lives in Morley located on the Bow River between Calgary and Banff.
As descendants of the great Sioux nations, the Stoney tribal members today prefer to conduct their conversation and tribal business in the Siouan mother tongue.
The pow-wow celebrations are an important aspect of the spiritual relationship between first nations people and their land and are a significant aspect of their cultural traditions.
The majority of the Stoney Nakoda members live on reserves in Southwestern Alberta - Morley, Rabbit Lake, Eden Valley and Big Horn.
STONEY HEALTH SERVICES
Stoney Health Services is a federally funded organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve the health of Stoney Nakoda First Nation. Stoney Health serves the people of Stoney Nation, including but not limited to status and Non-Status Indians, Métis and Inuit, as well as all individuals and families living and working in the community, including spouses, partners and children, and employees from all walks of life, who are eligible for services at the Stoney Health Services.