Upcoming Siksika Nation Indian Residential School (IRS) Info Session

Office of Chief and Council

Government of Siksika

P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0 (403) 734-5109 Ι Toll Free 1-800-551-5724 www.siksikanation.com

Siksika Nation Indian Residential School (IRS) Info Session

(September 9, 2021 – Siksika Nation) Siksika Nation is working with the University of Alberta to carry out the search for unmarked graves at all mission, boarding and Indian Residential School sites located in Siksika.The scope of the work will focus on the application of remote sensing, ground penetrating radar (GPR), data collection and research (oral history, survivor support, archival research, etc.)

A virtual Info session has been organized to inform Siksika Nation members of the work being done and the process of the search itself. Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the province, an in-person info session is not possible at this time. 

The info session will include a comprehensive presentation from Dr. Kisha Supernant, Director of the Institute of Prairie Technology with the University of Alberta. Information on how to access Indian Residential School resources and supports will also be made available by Siksika Health Services.

Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Virtual Info Session (Zoom)

HOW TO VIEW: The virtual info session will take place using Zoom that will allow attendees to join without needing to register or create a Zoom account in advance. Attendees will be required to enter their name and email address upon joining. More information will be provided on the info session including how to view on your mobile device or computer. Please note that this info session is for Siksika Nation members only.

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