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Siksika Nation Brings Human Rights Complaint in Response to Systemic Anti-Indigenous Discrimination in Alberta’s Healthcare Sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2023 Siksika Nation, AB – A Siksika Nation member has filed a human rights complaint against Alberta Health Services and Strathmore District Health Services in response to systemic, anti-Indigenous discrimination in the healthcare sector. The complaint was accepted by the Alberta Human Rights Commission on August 24, 2023, and describes discrimination and racism experienced by the member and his spouse (now deceased) at Strathmore Hospital. Siksika Nation will hold a press conference on Sept. 28, 2023; media are invited to attend with advance registration (details to follow). Press Conference Details:Date & Time: Sept. 28, 2023…

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Project: New West Regional Wastewater System Planning Study

Prolect: West Regional Sewage System StudyPartners: Siksika Engineering Services PUBLIC NOTICE – New West Regional Wastewater System Planning Study Siksika Nation’s Engineering Services Office has hired ISL Engineering and Land Services (ISL) to complete a study for a new wastewater system on the west side of the community. The project is needed because certain sections of the current system are reaching capacity or end of life. To ensure that the system continues to serve the community’s sewage and wastewater collection and disposal needs into the future, a new unified system needs to be planned, designed and constructed. Currently, ISL is…

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SIKSIKA NATION OMAHKITAPIIKS (ELDERS) AND VULNERABLE PERSONS PROTECTION BY-LAW

Request for Public Comment SIKSIKA NATION OMAHKITAPIKS (ELDERS\ AND VULNERABLE PERSONS PROTECTION BY-LAW The Siksika Nation strives to ensure that Omahkitapiiks (Elders) and vulnerable members areprotected from abuse and to do so in a conscientious, respectful, peaceful and prompt manner. Therefore, Chief and Council of the Siksika Nation deems it expedient and in the best interests of the Siksika Nation, and necessary for the benefit, comfort, and safety of Omahkitapiiks (Elders) and vulnerable persons residing both on and off the Siksika Nation Reserve to make a by-law providing an efficient mechanism for preventing and addressing instances of Omahkitapiiks (Elders) and…

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Project: Townsite Lagoon Short Term Improvement

August 22, 2023 Project: Townsite Lagoon Short Term ImprovementSiksika Nation Engineering ServicesConsultants: Associated Engineering Notice for Project Start Up: The Townsite Lagoon is under construction for short-term improvements to the facility. The intent ofthis project is to increase the life span of the Townsite Lagoon so that it can provide the necessaryfunctions to service the community. Scope of Work:This project will include dewatering and de-sludging of Cells A1 and A2 of the Townsite Lagoon. Thecells will be completely pumped of all its liquids, so that it can be cleaned. In doing so, this will allowproper access to inspect the Cell’s…

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