About Siksika Nation
Siksika Nation is located one hour’s drive east of the city of Calgary, and three kilometres south of the Trans Canada Highway #1. The Administrative and Business district are strategically located adjacent to the Town of Gleichen to accommodate visitor traffic.
Siksika has a total population of approximately 6000 members. Siksika are a part of the Blackfoot Confederacy which also consists of the Piikani and Kainaiwa of southern Alberta and the Blackfeet in the State of Montana.
The Siksika Nation is governed by a chief and twelve councillors, all of whom are elected by members for three-year terms. The current chief of the Siksika Nation is Joseph Weasel Child. The Siksika Nation is in the process of developing a framework for self-government which will define and control the Nation’s own destiny, and remove it from jurisdiction of The Indian Act which was legislated into force by the Canadian Government in 1876.