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
November 5, 2021
Upcoming 1910 Referendum Sessions for Siksika Nation members
On November 3rd, 2021 Siksika Nation Chief and Council received Ministerial signoff on the proposed 1910 Global Settlement Agreement with the Government of Canada. This proposed agreement will include a number of information sessions designed to inform Siksika Nation members on the agreement and prepare them for the upcoming referendum in December.
Representatives from Chief and Council, the negotiation team and the Nations’ legal counsel from Mandell Pinder will be on hand to present the information pertaining to the settlement beginning November 8th in Siksika. Moderators and interpreters have been retained to help facilitate the community information sessions.
In an effort to reach as many of its 7800 plus population who reside both on and off reserve, several information sessions have been scheduled throughout the month of November in Siksika, Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton and Browning, Montana. Additional meetings may be added as needed. Please note that the information sessions are for Siksika Nation members only. A list of the information session schedule is included below.
The 1910 Global Settlement Agreement will address the unlawful taking of approximately 115,000 acres of Siksika’s lands in 1910 contrary to the requirements of the Indian Act and Canada’s fiduciary duties to Siksika Nation. This historic agreement is the first of its kind for Canada and Siksika, and represents more than sixty years of effort made by Siksika Nation leadership and elders, past and present, to seek redress from the Crown.
Siksika Nation invites all Nation members to attend an information session near you. If you are unable to attend an in-person event please contact Siksika Nation Chief and Council for more information.
|November 8, 2021||9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.||Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbor||Band Staff|
|November 9, 2021||6:00 p.m.||Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbor||Siksika Nation members|
|November 10, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbor||Siksika Nation members|
|November 10, 2021||6:00 p.m.||Calgary Marlborough Community Centre||Siksika Nation members|
|November 11, 2021||6:00 p.m.||Siksika Calgary Office SE 60 Sunpark Plaza SE Calgary, AB||Siksika Nation members|
|November 12, 2021||9:00 a.m.||Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbor||Siksika Family Services staff|
|November 12, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Siksika Calgary Office 60 Sunpark Plaza SE Calgary, AB||Siksika Family Services staff|
|November 14, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Four Points West Edmonton||Siksika Nation members|
|November 15, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Four Points West Edmonton||Siksika Nation members|
|November 16, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Siksika Nation High School||SNHS staff and students|
|November 17, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Calgary Marlborough Community Centre||Siksika Nation members|
|November 18, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Siksika Calgary Office SE 60 Sunpark Plaza SE Calgary, AB||Siksika Nation members|
|November 19, 2021||5:00 p.m.||Lethbridge Sandman Signature Hotel||Siksika Nation members|
|November 22, 2021||5:00 p.m.||Siksika Anglican Church (Northcamp)||CANCELLED|
|November 23, 2021||5:00 p.m.||Strathmore Travel Lodge||Siksika Nation members|
|November 24, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Siksika Elder’s Lodge||Siksika Elders|
|November 25, 2021||10:00 a.m.||Margaret Water Chief Building||Siksika Elders|
|November 26, 2021||1:00 p.m.||Glacier Peaks Hotel, Browning Montana (USA)||Siksika Nation members|
|November 29, 2021||5:00 p.m.||Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park||Siksika Nation members|
|November 30, 2021||3:00 p.m.||Crowfoot School||Staff|
For more information please contact:
Siksika Nation Chief and Council
Chief Ouray Crowfoot
Councillor Kent Ayoungman
Councillor Samuel Crowfoot
Councillor Tracy McHugh
Councillor Susan Solway
Address: P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0
Phone: 1-403-734-5109 or 1-403-734-5102
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-551-5724
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1910 Referendum Sessions via Zoom
– November 16 at 7:00 pm
– November 23 at 10:00 am
– December 2 at 1:00 pm
Email email@example.com for Zoom meeting information. Please note this is for Siksika Nation members only. All attendees will be screened before being accepted into the meeting.
Additional Information for Siksika Members Regarding Proposed Global Settlement Agreement
At the community information meetings that have taken place to date, there have been a number of frequently asked questions. Community members have also requested key documents related to the claims and the settlement negotiations. A response to frequently asked questions (FAQ) and a link to key documents has been prepared and sent to all members who provided their email address at the information meetings. If you have not received an email and would like a copy of the FAQ and/or the link to key documents, please fill out the following request form and we will ensure they are sent to you. Print copies of the FAQ will also be available at the upcoming community meetings and in the Siksika Administration office.
***Please note the location change for the following information sessions***
Date: November 12, 2021
Location: Siksika Calgary Office 60 Sunpark Plaza SE Calgary, AB
Audience: Siksika Family Services staff
Date: November 14, 2021 (Sunday)
Location: Four Points West Edmonton 18540 100 Ave NW, Edmonton
Date: November 15, 2021 (Monday)
Location: Four Points West Edmonton 18540 100 Ave NW, Edmonton
***The following 1910 Referendum Session is CANCELLED:
Date: November 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Siksika Anglican Church (Northcamp)
***Please note the time change for the following information session***
Date: November 25, 2021
Location: Margaret Waterchief Building, Siksika
Audience: Siksika Elders
***The Financial Advisor with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) retained by Siksika Nation will be at the following 1910 Referendum Sessions:
• Monday Nov 15 – 1:00 pm Edmonton, Four Points West Edmonton
• Tuesday Nov 16 – 1:00 pm Siksika Nation High School
• Wednesday Nov 17 – 1:00 pm Calgary Marlborough Community Centre
• Thursday Nov 18 – 1:00 pm Siksika Office Calgary
• Friday Nov 19 – 5:00 pm Lethbridge
• Monday Nov 29 – 5:00 pm at Blackfoot Crossing
• Tuesday Nov 30 – 3:00 pm at Crowfoot School
***COVID-19 – Everyone is required to have their QR Codes scanned before entering the information sessions.