Press Release: Chief and Council organizes a tribute to Residential School Siksika Nation Members

Office of Chief and Council Government of Siksika  P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 (403) 734-5109 Ι Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 www.siksikanation.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Siksika Nation Chief and Council organizes a tribute to Residential School Nation Members Siksika Nation (June 28, 2021) Siksika Nation Chief and Council has organized a tribute on July 1st, 2021 for Siksika Nation members who attended Indian Residential Schools (I.R.S.), that will include a blessing at the two former Indian Residential School sites located in Siksika and opening address from leadership and invited guest Chief Cadmus Delorme from Cowessess First Nation.  The discovery of the 215 child…

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Siksika Nation celebrates Summer Solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day

Siksika Nation Chief and Council celebrates the Summer Solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2021) with Siksika Nation members and guests with a community BBQ and outdoor market. The event kicked off today at 10:00 am in the parking lot of Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. It provided a BBQ drive thru service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm by leadership, Siksika N7, staff, volunteers and Siksika Nation Fire & Rescue. Special guest Katari Right Hand, the Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal was on-site for a special meet and greet and handing out copies of the official 2021 Calgary Stampede…

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Press Release: New Peace Officer Program for Siksika Nation

Office of Chief and Council Government of Siksika P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 (403) 734-5109 Ι Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 www.siksikanation.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2021 New Peace Officer Program for Siksika Nation Siksika Nation – Siksika Nation Chief and Council is excited to announce that the Solicitor General Peace Officer Program of Alberta has provided authorization to employ Peace Officers in Siksika. The new program will provide Level 1 Peace Officers to work directly in the community, including three Siksika Nation members. “The Peace Officer program is a huge step forward for the Nation. The Public Safety Task Force and…

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Teepee Pole Harvesting at Castle Mountain

Public Notice from the Siksika Consultation Office: The Siksika Consultation Office is now accepting Teepee Pole Harvesting at Castle Mountain requests from Siksika Nation members. Send your request to Cedric Solway, Siksika Consultation Coordinator at cedrics@siksikanation.com and include the following information with your request: Contact person name and phone number.Dates of harvestName of who will pick up the polesVehicle description being used to pick up the poles (make, model and license plate number) For more information please contact the Siksika Consultation Office by phone at 403-361-1942 or by email at cedrics@siksikanation.com

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Community BBQ & Market: June 19, 2021

YOU ARE INVITED: Siksika Nation Chief and Council Community BBQ & Market Date: June 19, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park In celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021, Siksika Nation Chief and Council are hosting a community BBQ and outdoor market on June 19th from 10am to 3pm at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park parking lot.  BBQ will be drive thru and served from 11am to 1pm. An outdoor market will be on site from 10am to 3pm and will include vendors from local entrepreneurs and Siksika Nation departments.  Special…

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Watch: Inaugural Chief and Council Livestream Community Update for June 9, 2021

Siksika Nation Chief and Council is excited to introduce Siksika Nation to YouTube Live with the inaugural livestream community update to Siksika Nation members on June 9, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic restricted leadership from connecting with community members the traditional way; in-person interviews, meetings and gatherings so they had to look at new ways of sharing information with Siksika Nation members. The need to remain transparent and respect COVID-19 restrictions at the same time has proven to be a challenge for all communities worldwide, Siksika Nation included, so many have opted to use technology as a new way to do…

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Siksika Nation Chief & Council Livestream Community Update

Siksika Nation Chief and Council is excited to introduce livestream community updates to Siksika Nation members which will include a question and answer segment giving members a new opportunity to engage with leadership. DATE: June 9th, 2021 TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. To watch, please subscribe to the Siksika Nation YouTube Channel here: To view the recording of Siksika Nation Chief and Council livestream community update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnaLEZFNEf0

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Public Lands Camping Pass

Supporting Indigenous Access and Land Use OVERVIEW Public Lands Camping Pass Following engagement with the public, stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples on sustainable outdoor recreation between November 2020 and January 2021, the Government of Alberta announced its intention to introduce a Public Lands Camping Pass for the Eastern Slopes area effective June 1, 2021. The pass will be available for purchase through Alberta Resource Licensing Management (AlbertaRELM.com) – the same place that sells fishing and hunting licences.

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