The Blood Community has historically been a sharing community for the well-being of its members has always been exercised, through its leaders and through the service delivery system, which largely was INAC until the mid-1970's. In days past we hear of remarkable deeds of generosity and caring. It is this spirit of sharing and unity that has grown to the present day FCSS.

In the 1920's, it is reported that members of the tribe were growing their own vegetables, which they stored at the St. Paul's Residential School. It was a community, initiative during the winter. All the members of the community were invited to share in the harvest in their fields. They also shared their flour grown in their fields. During the Great Depression of the Dirty 30's, the Blood Tribe community worked together to take care of the less fortunate ones, while many other Canadians had to seek Government Relief to survive. The extended families during those years were still very strong and held Kainai toghter to survive as a community. During the 1950's when housing demands began dictating clusters of houses in Moses Lake and Levern, there were few services available to the members, but they continued to work together, each contributing something to the community. Many things have changed since then.

In recent times, there has been a unprecendented growth in population, the Blood Tribe population has doubled since 1970, it is now nearly 10,000 members. It has become necessary to regulate services in all departments to meet the increasing need of a growing population. The Blood Tribe Family and Community Support Services has had to meet the chalanges of providing services to this growing community. It has done so through a number of initiatives planned to help members of the community become more self-suffcient and to create an environment for stable and successful families. The initiatives have also fostered socio-economic growth in Kainai.

Some of the present programs that grew out FCSS, and are being administered through the department under Director, Bruce Iron Shirt include: the Adult-In Home Care Program, Day Care Program, Kainai Food Bank, Community Garden & Tabacco Initiative, Community Development Program, Moses Lake Shelter, Community Kitchen & Bottle Depot. These intiatives have been very successful and have shown that Kainai can take care of themselves, and they are doing so now.

The support available to the members of the Tribe have become essential in insuring the well-being of each individual, especially the elders and disable members.