SIKSIKA NATION FLAG RAISED AT STRATHMORE HOSPITAL IN HONOUR OF COMMITMENT TO WORK TOGETHER
Tuesday, Sept. 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
STRATHMORE – Siksika Health Services and Alberta Health Services (AHS) joined in a historic ceremony, raising the Siksika Nation flag to a permanent position outside of Strathmore District Health Services (Strathmore Hospital). The ceremony took place on September 21, the day prior to the 144th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7 and honours the culture and traditions of the Siksika (Blackfoot) First Nations people.
Who: Ouray Crowfoot, Chief of Siksika First Nation
Tyler White, Corporate Executive Officer, Siksika Health Services
Nicholas Thain, Senior Operating Officer, AHS Calgary Zone
What: Siksika Nation Flag Raising Ceremony
When: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Strathmore District Health Services
Address: 200 Brent Blvd, Strathmore, AB
“This ceremony is much more than raising a flag; its the symbolism that demonstrates our significant relationship with Strathmore Hospital and Alberta Health Services, and our intention and commitment to work together for the benefit and healthcare of all people.”
- Tyler White, Corporate Executive Officer, Siksika Health Services
“We are honoured to be a part of this historic ceremony. Having the Siksika Nation flag fly permanently at the Strathmore Hospital not only provides a visual reminder of land recognition at the site, but it is also an important sign of welcome to First Nations people.”
- Lori Anderson, Chief Zone Officer, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone
COVID-19 public health safety measures will be maintained throughout the flag raising ceremony, aligned with the province of Albertas new public health measures, announced Sept. 15, 2021. Anyone who is feeling unwell, or who has been advised to isolate due to COVID-19 risk or exposure, should not attend the event.
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For information contact:
Communications, Siksika Health Services
Communications, AHS, Calgary Zone