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Community Engagement Event – Siksika Nation Internet Connectivity Project Update

Join us for a must-attend virtual webinar that will inform you on the current status of the Siksika Nation Internet Connectivity Project, lead by the Blackfoot Tech Council. This will consist of the latest project updates, technologies involved and what it will mean for every household on Siksika Nation, and the communities surrounding, in solving the Digital Divide. Register now. Siksika Nation Internet Connectivity Sign Up Link

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Nations of Blackfoot Confederacy File Claim Against Alberta Persons with Development Disabilities

On September 1, 2022, the Siksika Chief and Council, on behalf of Siksika Nation, Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) and Piikani Nation, filed a complaint against Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) for systemic discrimination against adult members of the Blackfoot Nations living with developmental disabilities through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program.  The Claim has been filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. The basis of the complaint includes continuous discrimination caused by the ISC on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, disability or an intersecting combination thereof. Through the ISC, the federal government has failed to fund and…

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Blackfoot Tech Council Statement

Congratulations, Siksika! Just announced today: With leadership from the Blackfoot Tech Council and support from Siksika Nation’s Chief & Council, we’ve successfully raised the funding required to bring high-speed internet to every single home on Siksika Nation and the surrounding areas. Once the project is complete, our members will finally have equitable access to fast and reliable internet! See the press release for more details, and stay tuned for information about upcoming community engagement sessions, where you’re invited to come on out to learn more about what this will mean for your family and for your home. “First Nations people…

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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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‘Surviving Hate’ Survey

Surviving Hate is a collaborative journalism project at StoryLab, Humber College and led by Indigenous journalist Martha Troian. The team is looking to collect information about experiences of racism and discrimination in the healthcare system, policing, and other institutions. If you have witnessed or have experienced racism and/or discrimination, please consider filling out this quick survey. It will help the Surviving Hate team fill the data gap on these incidents on a national scale.  Survey Link: https://humber.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8B81mRE9gtgTAXk  More information about ‘Surviving Hate’ project: https://humberstorylab.ca/projects/surviving-hate/ If there are any questions, email the Surviving Hate/ StoryLab team email: storylab@humber.ca

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Siksika Nation I.T. Fundamentals Training

“Heads up – today is the last day to apply for the Siksika Nation IT Fundamentals training program!  The tech sector in Siksika is an exciting and growing field, and you’re invited to join in. This year we’ve added AI and machine learning to the training lineup, along with core IT skills. Grads will receive certificates in IT Fundamentals through CompTIA, a leading international IT training organization, and eligible participants will have an opportunity for a paid practicum placement with a qualified IT department on Siksika Nation or surrounding area.  Apply today! 😊”

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