Bearspaw First Nation
According to oral history, Ozija Thiha ("Bear Paw") was a ferocious warrior. The older leaders within this southern group decided he was of a stronger character than their current Chief. Ozija Thiha was a man of integrity with a kind spirit.
He represented his tribe during the Treaty 7 peace negotiations with the government in 1877. However, the Bearspaw Band was contained on the Morley Reserve. Ozija Thiha was a strong advocate for the rights of his people until his death on the Morley Reserve in 1903.
The current Chief of the Bearspaw nation is Chief Darcy Dixon.