Financial exploitation is abuse.
Respect our elders, its tradition.
                ~Just Don’t Blow It

Numerous accounts have been shared about immediate and extended family members and others pressuring payment recipients of the Land Buy- Back program, especially elders, to cash large payment checks and disperse the proceeds to them in a manner and for purposes that constitute elder abuse. The Piikani Money campaign is creating awareness about such practices and encourage payment recipients and/or those providing positive care for them, as well as financial institutions, to be on alert in order to help payment recipients from falling prey to such pressures.

Elder abuse is not a Blackfeet value, it is not the Blackfeet way.

If you experience and elder being abused, financial or in any other way contact the Blackfeet Elder Abuse committee at (406) 338-5222 or BLES at (406) 338-4000.

Together we can protect our elders, that is the Blackfeet way.  
Land Buy-Back Assessment Survey information

The Piikani Money Campaign surveys were completed at three junctures of the campaign, the first survey was before the Blackfeet Land Buy-Back offers were sent, the second, the Follow-up (mid) survey was conducted after the offers we accepted and delivered to recipients and the final report was completed approximately six months after the Buy-Back payments were dispursed and recipients could accurately tell us how they spent thier monies and if the financial literacy information was utilized.

Below you will find all three surveys, measuring the effectiveness of the Piikani Money, financial literacy, campaign.

Pre-Assessment Report
Follow-up Assessment Report
Final Assessment Report
The On Reservation vs Off Reservation Report shows the impact of the campaign by comparing people in the target campaign area compared to people off reservation who were less influenced by the campaign, or not influenced at all by the campaign. Very informative on the impacts of the campaign.
On/Off Reservation Report

*Many thanks to all who took our surveys, you were instrumental in helping us to better serve our community.