AHS visit to Siksika Nation and Akokatssinn

Siksika Health was pleased to host representatives from Alberta Health Services at this year’s Akokatssinn, Siksika’s Sundance Circle Camp. Matters related to discrimination in healthcare, social determinants of health, and our traditional ways as Siksika people were discussed and brought forward to Horn Society leaders for prayer.

Pictured here, AHS representatives, Nicholas Thain, Scott Holland, and Amy Good gift Siksika Health CEO, Dr. Tyler White with a shadowbox containing a signed letter and beaded eagle feather.

Letter from AHS to Tyler White, CEO of SIksika Health Services

Dear Tyler, 

For over two years, our patients, families, teams, and communities have experienced challenges like never before while living and working through the COVlD-19 pandemic. Despite the uncertainties we all faced, the dedicated and professional efforts of the teams at Siksika Health Services helped ensure the best possible care and services were provided for those that needed it. 

On behalf of Alberta Health Services, we would like to recognize and personally thank you, as well as the Siksika Health Services Team and the Siksika Nation for your partnership and collaboration in support of our COVID-19 pandemic response. As system partners, we were able to effectively implement community-focused supports for those who required it. The innovation, dedication, and professionalism demonstrated by Siksika Health Services ensured that both Nation Members and non-Nation individuals had access to COVID-19 services and supports including vaccinations, assessment testing, isolation, PPE supply access, and in-home care. 

AHS truly appreciates the relationship with the Siksika Nation and recognizes the trust and collaboration that made this work possible. AHS remains committed to this partnership and looks forward to our continued work together.