Siksika Board of Education
Address: P.O. Box 1099 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0
Phone: 403 734 4028
Fax: 403 734 2505
Siksika Nation historians, elder’s and knowledge keepers, teachers and volunteers work together to educate our students in a variety of programs that accommodate all styles of learning. The curriculum includes courses from Alberta Education and the Siksika Language and Culture Program which is an integral part of our learning experience at SBE.
The Siksika, also known as the Blackfoot (or Blackfeet in the United States), are one of the four nations that make up the Siksikaitsiitapi which means the Blackfoot Confederacy. Siksikaitsiitapi includes; Amsskapipiikunniwa (Blackfeet Tribe) located in northern Montana, U.S.A., Kainaiwa (Blood Tribe), Siksikawa (Siksika Nation) and Aapatohipiikunniwa (Piikani Nation), located in southern Alberta, Canada.
In the 2016 census, 22,490 people identified as having Blackfoot ancestry. In 2018, the Siksika registered population is 7,497, with 4,095 living on reserve in Alberta located about 80 km east of Calgary, and three km south of the Trans-Canada Highway #1.