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International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day; together we can #BreakTheBias Siksika Nation’s Blackfoot Tech Council and trainees from their IT Capacity Building Program will be representing women in tech at this IWD event! Starts at 3:30pm; tune in on Youtube: https://youtu.be/dACL2ZVI3IA

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RCMP investigate suspicious death of Siksika Nation member

Office of Chief and Council Government of Siksika Nation P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 | (403) 734-5109 | Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 | www.siksikanation.com RCMP investigate suspicious death of Siksika Nation member In a statement put out March 1, 2022, Gleichen RCMP responded to a 911 report of an unresponsive female at a residence in Siksika on February 27th. An adult female was located deceased in the residence. The initial investigation indicates that the circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious and is ongoing.  Siksika Nation Chief and Council send our deepest condolences to the families of a fellow Nation member and acknowledge the tireless efforts of the…

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Siksika Nation Discrimination in Healthcare

OFFICE OF CHIEF AND COUNCIL GOVERNMENT OF SIKSIKA NATION P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 | (403) 734-5109 | Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 | www.siksikanation.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Siksika Nation Discrimination in Healthcare Siksika Nation, Alberta (March 3, 2022) – At a Special Called General Council Meeting of Siksika Nation Chief and Council, held on February 15th, 2022, the following motion was made: A MOTION was MADE and SECONDED to approve the Community Notice for Information-Gathering Interviews on Discrimination in Healthcare. Siksika Nation Chief and Council have received an overwhelming number of reports about Siksika Nation members suffering discriminatory, racist, or otherwise harmful treatment at Alberta hospitals and healthcare facilities. To help…

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Ma’tapiiks Trust Agreement Community Update

Office of Chief and Council Government of Siksika Nation P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 | (403) 734-5109 | Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 | www.siksikanation.com Ma’tapiiks Trust Agreement Community Update The Ma’tapiiks Trust Agreement was established to address the needs of the Nation, both on an immediate and long-term basis. The Ma’tapiiks Trust Agreement is a fiduciary instrument that identifies who will benefit from the trust resources, how the assets will be administered, and how and when the assets will be distributed. The Ma’tapiiks Trust Agreement was designed to benefit all Siksika Nation members today and future generations. As part of the fiduciary responsibility to Siksika…

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INFORMATION-GATHERING INTERVIEWS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO, AND OR WITNESSED RACIST OR DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIOR WHILE RECEIVING HEALTHCARE

OFFICE OF CHIEF AND COUNCIL GOVERNMENT OF SIKSIKA NATION P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 | (403) 734-5109 | Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 | www.siksikanation.com INFORMATION-GATHERING INTERVIEWS BEING CONDUCTEDFOR THOSE HAVING BEEN SUBJECT TO, AND OR WITNESSED RACIST OR DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIOR WHILE RECEIVING HEALTHCARE IN ALBERTA INVOLVING SIKSIKA NATION MEMBERS Siksika Nation Chief and Council have received an overwhelming number of reports about Siksika Nation members suffering discriminatory, racist, or otherwise harmful treatment at Alberta hospitals and healthcare facilities. To help address this issue, Chief and Council have authorized the firm JFK Law Corporation to conduct information-gathering interviews with Siksika Nation members. These interviews may be…

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WILDER INSTITUTE/CALGARY ZOO AND SIKSIKA NATION SIGN HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP

Office of Chief and Council Government of Siksika Nation P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 | (403) 734-5109 | Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 | www.siksikanation.com WILDER INSTITUTE/CALGARY ZOO AND SIKSIKA NATION SIGN HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP 22 FEBRUARY 2022 (Calgary, AB) — At a ceremony held this morning at the zoo, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and the Siksika Nation Tribal Administration (“Siksika Nation”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the goal of developing a respectful, strong, and equitable relationship related to supporting reconciliation and creating opportunities for the Siksika people. In the spirit of respect and reconciliation, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo acknowledges that the zoo is located near…

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