Siksika Nation Announce Creation of By-Law Prosecutor’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2022 Siksika Nation Announce Creation of By-Law Prosecutor’s Office Siksika Nation has hired the Calgary-area law firm Mincher Koeman, LLP to act as their By-Law Prosecutor – a first of its kind in Canada. September 27, 2022 — Siksika Nation, the second largest First Nation in Canada, and member of the Blackfoot Confederacy has announced the creation of Canada’s first ever First Nation By-Law Prosecutor’s Office.  Calgary area law firm, Mincher Koeman LLP is contracted to enforce the by-laws of the Siksika Nation. The primary role of a Prosecutor is to prosecute and help enforce…

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Siksika Nation Honouring 2022 Indian National Finals Rodeo Champion Steer Wrestler Jim Stevens!

Friday October 28th, 2022, at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (BCHP) Theatre Photo Opportunity with World Champion Jim Stevens at 10:15 a.m. Traditional honouring ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Directions: From Calgary, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park is located 100 kilometers east on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) and 7 kilometers south on Highway 842, past the town of Cluny. BCHP is located on the SIksika Nation. Traditional meals will be served after. Everyone is welcome to attend and congratulate Jim Stevens! Event sponsored by: Siksika Nation Chief and Council Siksika Health Services Pomeroy Lodging LP

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Siksika Nation and Closer To Home Community Services Forge a Historic and Meaningful Partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding to benefit our Community.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2022 Siksika Nation and Closer To Home Community Services Forge a Historic and Meaningful Partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding to benefit our Community. (Calgary, AB – October 20, 2022) – Siksika Nation Chief and Council and Closer to Home Community Services (Closer to Home) have forged a historic and meaningful partnership for the benefit of our community. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) took place, October 19, 2022, at the Siksika Calgary Office. Siksika Nation is the second largest First Nation within Canada, with approximately 7,800+ members and many residing within the…

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New Housing emergency call system coming!

We are excited to announce that in partnership with public safety, we are launching a new emergency on-call system to take-on you important housing requests. When will this start? The new call centre will handle calls for housing beginning Monday October 31st. How does it work?  The call centre is located on Siksika Nation, so rest assured your calls will be handled by people from our community.  Simply call in, tell us what the emergency is, and we will respond Can I email or text in my request? For emergencies, it’s important to phone in immediately. You may continue to…

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Nations of Blackfoot Confederacy File Claim Against Alberta Persons with Development Disabilities

On September 1, 2022, the Siksika Chief and Council, on behalf of Siksika Nation, Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) and Piikani Nation, filed a complaint against Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) for systemic discrimination against adult members of the Blackfoot Nations living with developmental disabilities through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program.  The Claim has been filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. The basis of the complaint includes continuous discrimination caused by the ISC on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, disability or an intersecting combination thereof. Through the ISC, the federal government has failed to fund and…

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Blackfoot Tech Council Statement

Congratulations, Siksika! Just announced today: With leadership from the Blackfoot Tech Council and support from Siksika Nation’s Chief & Council, we’ve successfully raised the funding required to bring high-speed internet to every single home on Siksika Nation and the surrounding areas. Once the project is complete, our members will finally have equitable access to fast and reliable internet! See the press release for more details, and stay tuned for information about upcoming community engagement sessions, where you’re invited to come on out to learn more about what this will mean for your family and for your home. “First Nations people…

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Siksika Nation to take over Policing from the RCMP

OTTAWA – September 23, 2022 – On September 22, 2022, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Tyler Shandro and Siksika Nation Chief Ouray Crowfoot issued the following statement: We are pleased to announce that the Governments of Canada, Alberta and the Siksika Nation are moving forward with a self-administered police service. The transition to a self-administered First Nation police service will be the first in Canada in 14 years. In the coming months, Siksika Nation and Alberta’s government will work together to demand a clear operational timeline and negotiate a transitional agreement…

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