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  Blackfoot (Siksika)
Siksika or Blackfoot, the smallest of the 3 tribes that make up the BLACKFOOT NATION.
As a result, they were the first to be met by fur traders, and it is likely that this caused their tribal name to be applied to the whole nation.
During the nomadic period, the Siksika were buffalo hunters and warriors, their main enemies being the CREE and ASSINIBOINE.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000801   (465 words)

 N A People/Tribes-The Blackfoot Nation
Siksika Nation is located one hour's drive east of the city of Calgary, and three kilometres south of the Trans Canada Highway #1.
Siksika are a part of the Blackfoot Confederacy which also consists of the Piikani and Kainaiwa of southern Alberta and the Blackfeet in the State of Montana.
The Siksika Nation is in the process of developing a framework for self-government which will define and control the Nation's own destiny, and remove it from jurisdiction of The Indian Act which was legislated into force by the Canadian Government in 1876.
www.snowwowl.com /peopleblackfoot.html   (2843 words)

 Blackfoot - Heritage Community Foundation
The Siksika are members of the Blackfoot Confederacy, a Plains Indians community composed of five distinct nations including the Blackfoot, the Blood and the Peigan nations (all of which share a common language and culture) as well as the Sarcee and the Gros Ventre.
Where once the Siksika used dogs to carry provisions and traveled in smaller groups, the introduction of the horse allowed the Siksika a more efficient means of travel and transportation of goods.
The Siksika Nation is in the process of developing a framework for self-government seeking to remove it from jurisdiction of The Indian Act, which the Siksika regard as legislated by force by the Canadian Government in 1876.
www.abheritage.ca /albertans/people/blackfoot.html   (579 words)

 Blackfoot (Siksika)
Siksika or Blackfoot, the smallest of the 3 tribes that make up the BLACKFOOT NATION.
As a result, they were the first to be met by fur traders, and it is likely that this caused their tribal name to be applied to the whole nation.
During the nomadic period, the Siksika were buffalo hunters and warriors, their main enemies being the CREE and ASSINIBOINE.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000801   (371 words)

 Siksika Nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Siksika Nation is a First Nation in southern Alberta, Canada.
The Siksika people are also known as the Blackfoot proper or Northern Blackfoot, and were the northernmost of the Blackfoot (Nitsitapii) peoples at the time of the signing of Treaty 7.
A notable member of the Siksika was Crowfoot, a chief of the Siksika Nation and a signer of Treaty 7.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siksika   (153 words)

 Siksika protest dumping in Bow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Siksika Nation doubts a plan to discharge Strathmore's wastewater into the Bow River would be allowed if a non-native community lived downstream, says the band's chief.
The Siksika Nation asked the province's Environmental Appeals Board to stop the release until Environment Minister Rob Renner rules on the dispute.
Despite Camp's assurance, Siksika tribal councillor Eldon Weasel Child said the relationship between the nation and the people of Strathmore will forever be strained because of the decision.
www.canada.com /calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=de54c57a-206a-4f90-9355-1dd3f459df35&k=5964   (520 words)

 "Wild Horse". Native American Art & History. Native people tribe. Siksika (Blackfeet)
The Siksika, or Blackfeet, are an important tribe numbering about 6000.
Although there is some controversy over the origin of their name, Blackfeet (or Siksika), it is thought to refer to the hue of their characteristically fl moccasins, possibly painted by the Indians themselves, or perhaps darkened by prairie fire.
The buffalo, their chief source of raw materials for practically everything they produced: its hide made their clothing and tipi covers, while its bones and horns were fashioned into tools and utensils.
www.american-native-art.com /publication/siksika_blackfeet/siksika_blackfeet.html   (486 words)

 Indian Claims Commission :: Claimsmap :: Alberta :: Mediation
The Siksika First Nation (formerly known as the Blackfoot Band) has a reserve of 70,985 hectares located 80 kilometres east of Calgary, Alberta.
The Department of Indians Affairs later concluded that a timber limit in a different location would be preferable, and in November 1908, it returned the land to the Department of the Interior.
In 1982, Siksika submitted the Castle Mountain specific claim to Canada, and it was partially accepted for negotiation in 1985.
www.indianclaims.ca /claimsmap/siksikacastlemed-en.asp   (290 words)

 Siksika Nation - Consultation Is Key to Strong Governance - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For Siksika Nation in Alberta, the road to good governance is through community consultation.
The First Nation is applying the advice of the outside auditing firm it contracted to review the community's administrative controls and procedures, and offer suggestions on improving accountability.
Fourteen First Nations across Canada (Siksika is the only one in Alberta) signed the Agreement in 1996, allowing them to opt out of the land management sections of the Indian Act.
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca /nr/ecd/ssd/col84_e.html   (499 words)

 Siksika Environmental Ltd. - SRDL
Siksika Resource Developments Ltd. (SRDL) was established in April 1997 to develop and manage an investment portfolio on behalf of the Siksika Nation Government.
In the 4 years since its conception, SRDL has grown into a profitable company, and is proven to be one of the fastest growing corporations in Canada (over the last 3 years).
Goal 4: Consult with Siksika Chief and Council (as needed) to assure that the Siksika Nation develops and maintains a sound economic base that will support the implementation of an inherent right to self-government and confirm the intent of Treaty Seven.
www.siksikaenvironmental.com /srdl.htm   (226 words)

Siksika Radio had its humble beginnings in the mid 1980’s with a simple 5 watt transmitter, an antenna, a sound board, a tape deck and a CD player.
For a number of years, Siksika Radio was a novelty for the community to listen to, and had only a few steady volunteers.
Siksika Radio is one of the many community radios in Canada.
rixc.lv /reader/txt/txt.php?id=232&l=en   (1310 words)

 CTV.ca | Alberta flood threat moving further downstream
Another 100 people from Siksika were forced to leave their homes, he said, adding a state of emergency is expected to continue for at least seven days.
A local state of emergency has been declared in Siksika and is expected to remain in effect until late Friday.
Medicine Hat is further downstream of Siksika and is preparing for high water.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1118322339110_113731539?hub=CanadaAM   (654 words)

 Sweetgrass Top News
The settlement for the surface rights of the lands provided Siksika with approximately $82 million in compensation for the damages and losses suffered as a result of a faulty land surrender.
In a background document prepared by Siksika, it is reported that Inspector of Indian Agencies J.A. Markle arranged a surrender meeting on June 15, 1910-33 years after Treaty 7 was signed and 31 years after the Siksika reserve was established.
Siksika has filed suit that the entire surrender was invalidated, but agreed to work out a compensation arrangement on the "acreage discrepancy" on a without prejudice-basis to the lawsuit, which has still yet to be settled.
www.ammsa.com /sweetgrass/topnews-Oct-2003.html   (1640 words)

 Siksika elder slams chuckwagon tab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Little Chief, a Siksika Nation elder and former chief, is upset that the Siksika tribal administration paid $47,000 to sponsor a chuckwagon at this year's Stampede.
The $47,000 paid by the Siksika to sponsor Flad was one of the lowest bids at the Stampede canvas auction, held in March.
Considering that the Siksika budget is $80 million for a population of 6,000 people, 4,000 of whom live on the reserve, it's a wonder there is any poverty at all on Canada's second-largest First Nation.
www.canada.com /calgary/calgaryherald/columnists/story.html?id=45b9257b-3ebe-481c-b021-adeca2a03d9a&p=1   (597 words)

 2004-May-20 Media Release - Siksika Nation tribal manager appointed to Banff Centre Board of Governors
Philip G. Ponting, Chair of The Board of Governors of The Banff Centre, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Breaker of Siksika, Alberta, to The Banff Centre Board of Governors.
Breaker is the tribal manager of the 6,000-member Siksika Nation.
In that role, he serves as advisor to the Siksika Chief and Council, and is responsible for managing an $85 million budget and more than 600 staff.
www.banffcentre.ca /communications/Media_Releases/General/2004/040706_breaker_appointment.htm   (280 words)

 CBC Radio | The Current | Whole Show Blow-by-Blow
The unemployment rate on the Siksika reserve is really no better -- it hovers at between 70 and 80-percent.
Lynn Calf Robe is from the Siksika Nation and the editor of New Tribe magazine, an aboriginal youth monthly.
Clement Doore is the CEO of Siksika Resource Developments Limited, a company that oversees eight others.
www.cbc.ca /thecurrent/2006/200601/20060109.html   (1415 words)

 Brooks Alberta Local News - The Brooks Bulletin
A $24-million interpretive centre and museum located on the Siksika Nation could help attract more tourists to the oft-forgotten southeastern corner of the province – although tourism is only one of the many functions of the project.
The interpretive centre is located at the hub of several sites of major importance to the history of both the Siksika people and western Canada in general.
The Native inhabitants of the Canadian prairies, including the Siksika people, were nomadic, and a sedentary lifestyle, complete with an irrigated settlement, was unheard of.
www.brooksbulletin.com /news/local_news.asp?itemid=56964   (751 words)

 Digital Banff News Service - Siksika land claim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Siksika continue to fight for Banff Park land August 22
Siksika land claim fight goes to court August 21
Siksika dispute against Fairmont enters legal waters June 8
www.digitalbanff.com /banff/news/threads/siksika_land_claim.html   (117 words)

 Treaty7 Conference 2005
The five tribes are the Nakoda (Stoney), Sarcee (Tsuu T'ina), Siksika, Piikani(Piegan), and Kainaiwa(Blood).
Each year one of the Treaty Seven tribes host the conference and this year it was the Siksika Nation.
The theme of this year's conference was--- Makoi-yohsokoyi: Following The Wolf Trail (also known as the Blackfoot story of the Milky Way).
www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu /~cgray/treaty7.html   (362 words)

 Vulcan Advocate, Vulcan, AB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nault and Stimson put their signatures to an agreement last week at the Siksika Business Centre that will see $82 million dispersed to the First Nation tribe over a five year period with interest, and placed in a trust fund to foster the future growth of the Siksika people.
Eighty-five per cent of the 5,663 members of the tribe voted in favour of the pact, which settles a land claim stemming from a survey mistake made in 1910.
The $82 million claim is compensation for damages suffered as a result of the surrender of lands that take up a large portion of Vulcan County land east of Arrowwood.
www.vulcanadvocate.com /story.php?id=74327   (350 words)

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We were welcomed with open arms and given a tour of the Siksika Reserve.
The exchange involves five Siksika youth and five Kehewin youth to exchange communities at the same time.
Siksika is happy to report a good working relationship with Kehewin.
www.ayn.ca /ViewNews.aspx?id=155   (652 words)

 Siksika Environmental Ltd. - Partners
Siksika Environmental Ltd. has strategically partnered with Golder Associates Ltd. and Alpine Environmental Ltd. to acquire expertise and capabilities in areas of demand by their clients.
This support allows SEL the ability to deliver quality services, and train band members to continue to support environmental efforts.
Both Golder and Alpine are committed to the growth of Siksika Environmental Ltd. and have allowed SEL to achieve unmatched regional coverage throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
www.siksikaenvironmental.com /partners.htm   (101 words)

 Strathmore Standard, Strathmore, AB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Strathmore Standard — The Siksika Nation is pleased to be the fire First Nation in Canada to host the Alberta Service Board (ASB), southern regional conference that is scheduled to take place on Sept. 23-24.
Siksika Nation first started to participate with ASB in 1993.
Spotted Eagle said that he expects to have agriculture delegates from throughout Alberta and Canada participating in the Sept. 23, 24 conference that will be held at the Siksika Business Centre.
www.strathmorestandard.com /story.php?id=118613   (158 words)

 Sports and Recreation - Elementary - Info-Mania!
1730’s: the horse and gun came to the Siksika (Blackfoot) on the northern plains.
The last full scale battle with the Siksika (Blackfoot) (Siksika (Blackfoot)) against the Cree and the Stoney-Assiniboine occurred.
1879: the buffalo in Siksika (Blackfoot) hunting grounds were driven south forcing many to move to Montana to follow the buffalo.
www.edukits.ca /aboriginal/sports/elementary/info/timeline.htm   (777 words)

 Blackfoot Language and the Blackfoot Indian Tribe (Siksika, Pikuni, Piegan, Kainai, Blackfeet, Niitsipussin)
Language: Blackfoot, or Siksika, is an Algonquian language spoken by 8000 people in southern Alberta and northern Montana.
Many children are still learning Blackfoot, but the language is currently undergoing linguistic shift, with 'Old Blackfoot' being spoken by older generations and 'New Blackfoot' being spoken by younger ones.
People: The Blackfoot Nation really consists of four distinct Blackfoot nations, who share a historical and cultural background but have separate leadership: the Siksika (which means Blackfoot), the Akainawa (also called Kainai or Bloods), the Pikanii (variously spelled Piikani, Pikani, Pikuni, Piegan, or Peigan), and the Blackfeet Nation.
www.native-languages.org /blackfoot.htm   (630 words)

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