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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.

SIKSIKA ORG CHART Oct 1 2015