Siksika Nation & Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada come to tentative agreement regarding 1910 Wrongful Surrender claim

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 August 13, 2021 Community Release  Siksika Nation and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada negotiators have come to a tentative agreement today regarding a negotiated settlement to resolve the 1910 Wrongful Surrender claim. This is a historic moment and represents more than sixty years of efforts by Siksika Nation to seek redress from the Crown.  The next stage of the process is to finalize the technical details of the negotiated settlement and prepare the terms of the arrangement for release…

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Chief and Council meet with Bishop William McGrattan

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 August 11, 2021 Siksika Nation Chief and Council invited Bishop William McGrattan and Delegation from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary to meet on August 9th, 2021 at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park to establish ways to rectify the relationship between Siksika Nation and the Catholic Church who have a long-standing history together that includes Indian Residential Schools (IRS) as well as a devoted following comprised of Siksika Nation members.  “We want to work together as a Nation and we want…

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Siksika Nation and Canada sign Memorandum of Understanding

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 MEDIA RELEASEFor immediate release Siksika Nation and Canada sign Memorandum of Understanding to help create a roadmap for renewing their relationship August 9, 2021 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Siksika Nation Working collaboratively to renew the Nation-to-Nation relationship based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership is key to advancing reconciliation with First Nations in Canada. The Government of Canada and Siksika Nation have achieved a key milestone on the path of reconciliation today by signing…

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Community update on the work taking place at the former Crowfoot School location

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 August 3, 2021 Work taking place at the former Crowfoot School location Clean up and renovations will begin this week at the former Chief Crowfoot School location that will include a thorough clean-up of the site, demolition of old buildings and the construction of a much-needed community centre. The work will begin August 3rd under the lead of Siksika Resource Developments Ltd and will include several phases. The first phase is primarily demolition work and will include asbestos clean-up areas,…

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Siksika Nation celebrates Strathmore Stampede 2021

Siksika Nation Chief and Council participates in the Strathmore Stampede Parade Siksika Nation Chief and Council participated in the Strathmore Stampede 2021 parade this past weekend in Strathmore, Alberta. Councillors Reuben Breaker, Susan Solway and Samuel Crowfoot joined Siksika Nation members including Melodie Ayoungman, mother of the late Kristian Ayoungman who was tragically killed in 2019. Chief and Council joined Ayoungman and the family who all wore the signature green jersey with the number 14 to honour the young man who was well known as a hockey player, a champion powwow dancer and a role model in the community. The…

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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 form Fill 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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Save the date: Siksika Nation Fair September 2021

Mark Your Calendars: The Siksika Nation Fair 2021 Baseball/Golf – September 10, 11, 12 Rodeo – September 17, 18, 19 Powwow/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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