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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Message of Condolence to James Smith Cree Nation by Siksika Nation Chief and Council

On behalf of the Siksika Nation Chief and Council, staff, and members of Siksika Nation, we extend our sincere condolences, prayers, and solidarity with the James Smith Cree Nation community and all those communities, families, and individuals affected by this tragedy. Our relations spread throughout these lands, and our hearts stand with those through these difficult times. If you are experiencing emotional distress and/or other mental health strains, please reach out to available resources. Please see the list below for easily accessible resources: Hope For Wellness                                          1-866-242-3310 Talk Suicide Canada                                        1-833-456-4566 Kids Help Phone                                              1-800-668-6868 Siksika Nation…

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Statement regarding Siksika Nation Policing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2022 Statement regarding Siksika Nation Policing Siksika Nation Chief and Council met with the Minister of Public Safety Canada, Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, to strengthen their relationship and to support Siksika Nation Members, Alberta, and Canada equitably. The next step will be to sign a contribution agreement between Canada, and Alberta with Siksika Nation in the fall of this year. Siksika Nation is one of the largest First Nations reserves in Canada based on land. Establishing Siksika’s police force would ensure security, and safety for the community, surrounding communities, and Albertans. The police force would ensure that…

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Statement Regarding Alberta Papal Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2022 Statement regarding Alberta Papal Tour Siksika Nation – At this time, the Siksika Nation Chief and Council have no comment and will not be taking inquiries from the media about the upcoming Alberta Papal tour. We are understanding of the visit from Pope Francis, his opportunity to connect with the Indigenous communities, and the pilgrimage at Lac Ste. Anne. We hope that this is a learning and healing opportunity for those involved. We are also supportive of our Nation’s Catholic community members and encourage those to visit Central/Northern Alberta to experience an opportunity of…

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Signing Ceremony Ensures Strengthened Relationship between Siksika Nation and Alberta Ahead of Establishing Indigenous Police Force

Siksika Nation and the Minister of Justice, Tyler Shandro, took steps to strengthen Alberta’s relationship with the Nation and officially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The signing ceremony occurred in the Siksika Nation administrative building council chambers, with several members of the Chief and Council and from the Justice Minister’s office. This MOU is one of the pivotal steps to ensuring funding will be available to assist with the establishment and security of the police force and sustain the relationship provincially and, soon, federally. Siksika Nation is one of the largest First Nations reserves in Canada based on land….

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Deerfoot Inn and Casino donation to Siksika Nation’s Old Sun Community College

On July 11, 2022, members of Chief and Council, both past and present, attended a signing ceremony at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino  The ceremony signified the relationship between the nation and the facility, and to announce that the Deerfoot Inn and Casino will be donating $10,000 to the nation’s post-secondary institution, Old Sun Community College and its students.

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