Siksika Nation marks a milestone in their Land Use Plan

Submitted by Siksika Land Management Department

Siksika Nation Land Management recently completed Phase 2 (creation of Land Use Plan) and is now moving into Phase 3 – Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation & Compliance. 

Siksika Nation is pleased to announce that Ohkinniinaa and Ninaaks (Siksika Nation Chief and Council) has officially approved Siksika Nation’s Land Use Plan.  Approval received via Motion issued on January 26, 2024.

“Our population is growing. Nation members want to come back home to Siksika, and having this defined plan, helps us accommodate future generations. From farmlands, ranch lands, and homes, we want to ensure we can accommodate all the needs of Siksika, today, and into the future.” Ouray Crowfoot, Ohkinniinaa (Chief).

“This is an opportunity to take our current and future population growth and plan for how we are going to accommodate Siksika Nation members using our current land base. In terms of housing, infrastructure, culture, and the opportunities to grow economically, and provide for our families. This Land Use Plan will help us speak to our needs and plan for a prosperous future for Siksika Nation.”  Richard Sparvier, Tribal Manager, Siksika Nation Tribal Administration.

Quick Facts: 

  • Siksika Nation issues BCR to support this process in 2021.  
  • Siksika embarks on Phase 1: Assessing the Need & Capacity Development in 2022. 
  • Siksika enters Phase 2: Land Use Plan Development in 2023 
  • Siksika enters Phase 3: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation & Compliance 2024 – We are here now. Siksika Chief and Council approved the Land Use Plan via Motion to support this phase of the plan. 

As we enter phase 3 there will be ongoing opportunities for feedback on the plan, policies, and processes.  We will be reporting back to the community with a celebration this Spring/Summer 2024. 

Siksika Land Management 
P: 403-734-5282