The Siksika Homeless Shelter is closed. Siksika Family Services Corporation (SFSC) issued a news release last week stating the homeless shelter is closed until further notice.

Siksika Family Services Corporation, under the recommendation of Siksika Health Services and Siksika Emergency Management Team, has closed the shelter temporarily due to the current health concerns related to COVID19.

According to Siksika Family Services Corporation, all clients have been notified and understand the overall safety measures that SFSC is taking to ensure the well-being of all Siksika Nation members.

Members with questions about the closure can call 403-361-0383.

In addition, on Saturday, March 28, Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations, and Grand Chief Billy Morin of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nation announced efforts to ensure Indigenous people in the province have access to supplies to deal with the COVID19 pandemic.

“I have been communicating regularly with First Nations and Métis leadership about the needs and unique challenges facing them during the COVID-19 crisis. As well, I have been relaying our conversations to the federal government to advocate for and press the concerns that have been raised.”

said Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations.