Siksika Nation Chief and Council is excited to introduce Siksika Nation to YouTube Live with the inaugural livestream community update to Siksika Nation members on June 9, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic restricted leadership from connecting with community members the traditional way; in-person interviews, meetings and gatherings so they had to look at new ways of sharing information with Siksika Nation members.
The need to remain transparent and respect COVID-19 restrictions at the same time has proven to be a challenge for all communities worldwide, Siksika Nation included, so many have opted to use technology as a new way to do business. While it does not replace the old way of meeting with people in-person, it does provide another opportunity for leadership to share the work they are doing and to reach a larger Siksika Nation audience including off-reserve members who often do not have the opportunity to visit Siksika and stay informed.
The livestream community update began at 1:00 PM and ran until 4:30 PM from the Siksika Nation Chief and Council Chambers in Siksika. The agenda included introductions from Chief Ouray Crowfoot and Councillors Ike Solway, Armond Duck Chief, Kent Ayoungman, Leon Cranebear, Carlin Black Rabbit, Wade Healy, Susan Solway, Rueben Breaker, Tracy McHugh, Jenny Goodin, Samuel Crowfoot, Kendall Panther Bone.
An overview of the agenda was delivered by Chair and Councillor Ike Solway and Taskforce updates were provided by Taskforce Chairs. The virtual event included a question and answer segment that gave Siksika Nation members an opportunity to engage with Chief and Council regarding agenda items by email. Chief and Council thanks all who participated in the first livestream community update and looks forward to connecting with more Siksika Nation members at future events. Check back for more information on the next livestream community update.
View the livestream community update here:
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