Every First Nation family has the opportunity to have a home on their own land in a strong community.
Siksika Nation is a proud member tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy and has the second largest reserve land base in Canada with 186,000 acres of land located in southern Alberta. It can be reached by travelling one hour east of the city of Calgary and three kilometers south of the Trans Canada Highway #1.
Siksika has a total population of approximately 7000 with close to half residing off the Nation. Its population has grown and the demand for change is so important that there is a need to focus on keeping up with changes in housing, education, health, employment and training for its members. This comes with a lot of responsibilities such as planning and development for today and in the future.
The priority for Siksika Nation is to maximize the economy towards financial independence and prosperity and is outlined in an Economic Development Plan. The plan serves as a roadmap that targets the requirements which will promote, facilitate and sustain a healthy local business climate. The Siksika Nation Heritage Fund has been a major accomplishment as this brings hope in sustaining financial sovereignty. Siksika has the potential, prime location and capacity to fulfill this destiny for their future children.
For the third year running Siksika Nation government has received a Good Governance award from a survey that was conducted by the independent organization the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
“Siksika Nation welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with the First Nations Market Housing Fund to provide home ownership to our Nation citizens. I believe this initiative is a step in the right direction to address the backlog of homes needed on First Nation lands and with ours in particular.”
— Chief Fred Rabbit Carrier (July 2012)