Land Claims

Siksika Nation Land Claims

To seek the return of land and resources within traditional Blackfoot Territory, research fair and equitable compensation and identify areas of Siksika Nation jurisdiction as applicable to the integrity of Treaty 7.

Land Claims Office
Address: P.O. Box 1339 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0
Phone: 403 734 5137
Email: stephaniewc@siksikanation.com


Acreage Discrepancy Claim

Acreage Discrepancy Claim

These claims were regarding 12,522.6 acres of Siksika Nation lands that were illegally alienated by Canada. These lands were over and above the 115,000 acres illegally surrendered by Canada in 1910 which is the basis of another claim currently in negotiation. These settlement agreements were negotiated and settled between Canada and Siksika Nation.   

Mineral Claim accepted for settlement by Siksika in 2000

Surface Claim accepted for settlement by Siksika in 2003

Bassano Dam Claim

Bassano Dam Claim

These claims were regarding 2,335.8 acres of Siksika Nation lands expropriated by Canada in 1910 for the development, operation and maintenance of the Bassano Dam by CPR. CPR then transferred the claim lands to the Eastern Irrigation District (EID) in 1935. These settlement agreements were negotiated and settled between Canada, EID and Siksika Nation.

Mineral Claim accepted for settlement by Siksika in 1991

Surface Claim accepted for settlement by Siksika in 2011

Castle Mountain Claim

Castle Mountain Timber Claim

This claim was regarding a 26.5 square mile timber reserve surveyed as I.R. 146C for the use and benefit of Siksika Nation at Castle Mountain in 1892. When the National Park was created this timber limit was included in the Park and Siksika was no longer allowed to access the timber reserve. This settlement agreement was negotiated and settled between Canada and Siksika.

Claim accepted for settlement by Siksika in 2016

1910 Surrender Claim

1910 Surrender Claim

This claim involves the unlawful taking of approximately 115,000 acres of Siksika’s most productive agricultural lands and minerals in 1910 contrary to the requirements of the Indian Act and Canada’s fiduciary duties to Siksika Nation. The claim is currently in negotiation between Canada and Siksika Nation. 

Resources

Treaty 7 is the last of the numbered treaties made between the Government of Canada and the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Piikani (Peigan), Stoney Nakoda and Tsuu’tina Nations on September 22nd, 1877.