– Contributed by Rhonda Rinehart
We mourn the sudden and terrible loss of Narcisse Blood and his colleagues on February 10, 2015. Narcisse became a friend of the CCHP back in 2006 when he took part in the “Abraham Maslow and The Blackfoot Experience” two-day conference hosted by CCHP.
Narcisse immediately captured us with his dedication to broadening understanding of the Blackfoot way of life and his deep sincerity in doing so – from explaining Blackfoot storytelling practices to the importance of repatriation efforts. His determination, sincerity and passion for cultural research were tempered with a sense of humor and warmth that will not soon be forgotten.
Our hearts go out to Narcisse’s family and friends, his professional acquaintances and all of those in the Blackfoot community who have lost a talented and generous comrade.