Blackfoot Construction Contracting sponsors chuck wagon tarp at Strathmore Stampede

In memory of Kristian Ayoungman, Blackfoot Construction Contracting is proud to sponsor a chuck wagon tarp in his name for Cody Ridsdale and the Ridsdale Racing Team this weekend at the Strathmore Stampede. Kristian was a young and promising heavy equipment operator with Blackfoot Construction when he was sadly taken from us. Thank you to the Ayoungman family for including Kristian’s logos on the tarp design. On behalf of Blackfoot Construction Contracting and SRDL, we hope that this small gesture will honor the legacy of Kristian and provide his family, friends and Siksika Nation with pride at this weekend’s chuckwagon…

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Gleichen RCMP seeking public assistance in child luring incident

July 29, 2021 Gleichen RCMP seeking public assistance in child luring incident Gleichen, Alta. – On July 28, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Gleichen RCMP responded to a report of child luring on Main Street in Gleichen. Preliminary investigation has revealed that an unknown middle-aged Caucasian male approached a 13-year-old male and offered to pay him money in exchange for sex. Investigators have been unable to locate the suspect in who is described as: • Male approximately in his 50’s• Grey hair• Blue eyes• Wearing glasses• Wearing a blue white plaid shirt, dark jeans and a hat The suspect was…

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Statement by Siksika Nation on Grassy Mountain Appeal

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 July 22, 2021 Statement by Siksika Nation on Grassy Mountain Appeal Siksika Nation – On June 17, 2021, the Joint Review Panel (JRP), consisting of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC), released the Report of the JRP on the Grassy Mountain Project.  The Grassy Mountain Project required a number of provincial approvals to proceed.  The AER portion of the JRP Report concluded: In our capacity as a panel of AER ……

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Siksika Nation Entrepreneur COVID-19 Relief Now Available

Apply for the Siksika Nation Entrepreneur COVID-19 Relief here: Siksika Nation members who own a business can now apply for Siksika Nation Entrepreneur COVID-19 Relief. INSTRUCTIONS: Download formFill it out and email to: treasuryboardea@siksikanation.com Deadline: July 28, 2021 at midnight, NO EXCEPTIONS AFTER DEADLINE.  For more information, please contact Siksika Treasury.

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Siksika Nation Fair 2021 scheduled for September

Mark Your Calendars: The Siksika Nation Fair 2021 Baseball/Golf – September 10, 11, 12Rodeo – September 17, 18, 19Powwow/Handgame – September 24, 25, 26 The Siksika Nation Fair 2021 will look a look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19, the committee has staggered the dates of the annual fair. As restrictions ease up, the committee remains committed to protecting the community and visitors and will continue to monitor all COVID-19 updates and recommendations set out by Siksika Health Services. The committee will provide more information in the coming weeks including how to register.

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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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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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