Nike N7 began with a vison. The N7 project is a the brain child of Nike employee, Sam McCracken, a member of the Fort peck Sioux Tribe in the United States of America. He joined Nike in 1997. McCracken’s vison was to sell Nike Products directlty to Native American tribes to support health promotion and disease prevention programs.
2007: The Nike N7 design team collaborated with various community experts and tribal leaders to create footware specifically for the Native American community, called “Nike Air Native N7”. All proceeds were given back to the youth sport and physical activity programs in Native communities across Indian country through the N7 fund.
2009: The N7 fund was expanded to provide grants to Aboriginal communities in Canada. 15 Aboriginal communities signed through a pilot program.
2010: Jackie Blackbird, a program liason, Canada Nike N7 rep was invited and attended the 10th annual Siksika Health fair in Siksika Nation.
2011: Nike N7 program and partnership manager came to Siksika Nation and signed a special Memorandum of Undertsanding (M.O.U) Partnership agreement between Siksika Health Services (S.H.S) and the Nike N7 program.
2012-2015: Siksika Health Services successfully received grants each year from the Nike N7 foundation to implement and coordinate programs activites on Siksika Nation including Basketball, Fitness, and Running Clinics and recived Sports Equipment, etc.
2015: Siksika Nation 7 was founded and formed that summer as a pilot project.
2017: Present: The SN7 youth crisis team was formed. SN7 has partake in various crisis training workshops alongside to ehance their knowledge and learning. SN7 has closely worked alongside Siksika crisis and victim services during crisis calls.
2015 – Present: SN7 has been offering programs, and services, alongside hosting and collaborating with various departments at Siksika Health Services for various community engagements and events.