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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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Saskatoon Berry Tree Planting Volunteers Needed

We invite members of Siksika Nation to join volunteers from the Calgary Tree Planting team to plant 250-300 Saskatoon berry bushes. Planting will take place south of the Siksika Business plaza on July 16th at 10 AM-2 PM. This is the first step to Siksika Nation’s own saskatoon berry farm that will be utilized and operated by the nation. This farm will provide berries to the community and new economic opportunities for the Nation in years to come. What to bring: spade/shovel, rake and/or wheelbarrow if you have one (if not, don’t worry as we will have extra) Lots or…

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