Chief and Council update on upcoming projects in Siksika
(August 26, 2021 – Siksika Nation) Siksika Nation Chief and Council has met with builders and engineers over the summer months for upcoming projects in Siksika including the development of the Siksika Residential School Memorial Park & Centre and a new Public Safety Building which will serve the communities on the east side of Siksika.
As part of a multi-phase project that began with an extensive clean-up of the old Crowfoot school and the St. Josephs’ Residential School site, leaders prepare for the next phase which also includes preparing the site for the ground penetrating radar work that will take place in Siksika in the coming months.
So far, leaders have met with a number of different companies including Eagle Builders in Blackfalds, Talbera International Technologies Ltd. and Sprung Structures based out of Lethbridge. They also toured a few of the buildings constructed by these companies on the Blood Tribe, including the White Calf building, a multipurpose building and a ceremonial building to get an idea of what these companies have to offer.
Siksika Nation Chief and Council have aligned their priorities to improve infrastructure and community wellness initiatives and remain steadfast to supporting Nation members by meeting the growing demand and accessibility for programs and services in Siksika.
“We are working to align our goals set out in the strategic plan that include rebuilding Siksika with high standards of safety and wellness and are making every effort to vet the appropriate engineers and builders to help Siksika carry out these goals.” Explained Councillor Tracy McHugh who is working closely with a committee to make sure these projects are being carried out to completion.
The committee also includes council members; Kendall Panther Bone, Rueben Breaker, Jenny Goodin, and Ike Solway as well as technicians from the administration and related bodies.