Akáínaa translates directly to "Many Chief" (from aká - "many" and nínaa - "chief") while Káína translates directly to "Many Chief people." The common English name for the tribe is the "Blood tribe."
At the time treaties such as Treaty 7 were signed, the Kainai were situated on the Oldman, Belly, and St. Mary rivers west of Lethbridge, Alberta. The Kainai reserve Blood 148 is currently the largest in Canada with 3,852 inhabitants on 1,414.03km² and is located approximately 200 kilometres south of Calgary.
The Kainai Nation is governed by an elected council of twelve to fifteen, with one chief. The term of office is four years. Historical chiefs of the Kainai are below:
"Pictures Bring Us Messages': Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa, Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation.(Brief article)(Book review)
Jun 22, 2006; "Pictures Bring Us Messages': Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa, Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation by Alison...
Pictures Bring us Messages.(Pictures Bring us Messages: Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation)(Brief Article)(Book Review)
Mar 01, 2006; Pictures Bring Us Messages Alison K. Brown & Laura Peers University of Toronto Press 10 St. Mary Street, Suite 700, Toronto,...