National Museum of the American Indian Repatriates Two Objects to the 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 National Museum of the American Indian Repatriates Two Objects to the Siksika Nation Siksika Nation, Alberta – (July 7, 2021) Siksika Nation leaders met with representatives this week from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to repatriate a Prairie Chicken Society Headdress and a Weather Dance Robe, sacred items that were taken over a hundred years ago after the Canadian and American governments banished ceremonial practices and property in an effort to eradicate Indigenous peoples and…

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Chief and Council update on work related to Indian Residential Schools in Siksika

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 DATE: July 6, 2021 Work related to Indian Residential Schools in Siksika Siksika Nation Chief and Council consider the work related to the residential schools extremely delicate, as we are dealing with survivors who may be reliving some of the traumatic events that happened during their residential school experience, as well as those children who never made it home.  The work regarding these children who didn’t survive is extremely sacred, and there are traditional protocols & procedures…

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Stampede Breakfast 2021

YOU ARE INVITED: Annual Stampede Breakfast on July 7, 2021 Siksika Health Services in collaboration with Siksika Tribal Administration proudly invite you and your family to join us at our annual Stampede Breakfast 2021 Drive Thru Date: July 7, 2021 Time: 9:00 am to Noon Location: Piiksapi Memorial Arbor

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Siksika Nation Chief and Council Tribute to Nation Members

Siksika Nation Chief and Council organizes a tribute to Residential School Nation Members Siksika Nation (June 28, 2021) Siksika Nation Chief and Council organized a tribute on July 1st, 2021 for Siksika Nation members who attended Indian Residential Schools (I.R.S.) The half day agenda included a blessing at two former Indian Residential School sites located in Siksika, a convoy, an opening address from Chief Ouray Crowfoot and invited guest Chief Cadmus Delorme from Cowessess First Nation as well as residential school survivors address from Ruth Scalplock, Clement Leather, Vincent Yellow Old Woman and Dr. Vivian Ayoungman. The discovery of the…

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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 harvest Name of who will pick up the poles Vehicle 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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