Information Update – August 16, 2013
Upcoming Community Information Session
The Community Information session for evacuees will be held on Thursday, August 22nd. At the meeting evacuees will find out more about short and long term housing, infrastructure repairs and other progress related to flood recovery made to date. They will also be able to express their issues and concerns and seek clarification from Siksika Managers.
The exact time and location of the meeting are to be determined.
Crowfoot Move-in Date Postponement
The move-in date for Crowfoot Relief Shelters is postponed to the next week. Finishing touches are being made to the Relief Shelter to ensure that everything is ready and up to standards. Please call the Siksika Relief/Call Center at 403-734-5316 to confirm the move-in date
New Jobs to Assist with Flood Recovery
Please be advised that there will be up to 20 new positions related to flood recovery posted over the next couple of weeks. Everyone is highly encouraged to apply.
Siksika community members requiring restoration assistance can bring their flood-damaged artifacts to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. On September 10th, 2013 a day-long session will be held to assess the damage and determine the conservation needs. All the repair and conservation costs are to be covered by the Disaster Recovery Program funding.
Please make sure to dry-freeze the artifacts before bringing them for the assessment.
Refusal to Accept Relief Shelter Accommodation
Temporary Relief Shelters, located at Deerfoot, Poor Eagle, and Crowfoot, have been provided in order to ensure that displaced Siksika Community members have access to a comfortable living environment while displaced from their homes.
If a displaced Siksika Nation community member chooses to not take residence at the Temporary Relief Shelter as it becomes available to them, the Nation member will be responsible for his own accommodations during the time they are displaced and/or until the modular homes become available.
Note – The exceptions to this policy will be made on case-by-case basis for people with special needs, large families, and elders.