“Empowering a Nation through Education”

Hours of Operation

Monday8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Closed on holidays and flex days.

Old Sun Community College is a Siksika-led, Board Governed educational institution that operates as a comprehensive, non-profit organization on the Siksika Nation reserve. Old Sun Community College formerly operated as an Indian Residential School from 1929-1971.  Today it is a bustling, multi-purposed, culturally based institution that offers accredited post-secondary courses, certificates, diplomas and degrees via partnerships with recognized colleges and universities along with its own designed and developed Siksika Knowledge Courses. The College was named in honour of Chief Old Sun (1819-1897) who served as a medicine man, warrior, and leader of one of the largest of the Blackfoot Confederacy nations. In the Blackfoot culture, Chief Old Sun’s name NA TO SA PI translates to ‘Sun Elder’ or ‘Sun Old Man’ which implies ‘to see’, or ‘to gain insight’.

Annooma itaispssksinima’tstohkio’pi nitainihkato’pa Naato’sa’pioyis.  Isskohtsika nitstsinaiminnaan, Nato’sapi, iikaikaisoo’wa ki iikakaipommoowawa.  Iitohpokiinihkato’p anoom iitaispssksinima’tstohkio’pi.  Iitsikayinni’pa 1971.  Aito’tsstoyiisi 2021 aakitsisi’tsipoistoyiiwa nitsitawa’taatsto’pinnaan. Mohkotokskaiks iitaipo’toyiiyaawa aokakihtsimatomiks anooma iitaissksinima’tsohkio’pi.

Iitoomitaotoopaayi pookaiks anooma; naatoyapiikowaiks oksska’satstoomiyaawa.  Otsitsksisi’postoyiyi iitootopahpi pookaiks, 1929 -1971.

Annoohka iiksokomataihtsiiwa, iikakaomianistsiiyi iitaisksinima’tsohkato’pistsi.  Iikakohkowa’piiyi amostsiysi iihtohko’tsimao’pisstsi.  Ki kiipaitapiiyisinnoon ki kitsi’powahsinnooni matohpaissksinima’tstohkio’pi. Aissksinima’tsaiks aakohka’tsitsskotsisstapi’tsimiyaawa Siksikayisinni.

Aissksinima’tsaiks aayaksimaayaawa mahksikayisstapawa’kiohsaawa ki mahkitapa’kiohsaawa omianistsitaispssksinimatsstohkiopisstsi.

Image: Chief Old Sun (Source Glenbow Museum)

Programs & Courses

Latest News

Free for Siksika Nation members aged 18-30 years. The application deadline is May 6, 2022.

OSCC & Counting Coup Indigenous Film Academy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on May 11 at 12:00 to answer questions regarding the upcoming training.

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Meeting ID: 929 7981 3777

Passcode: 808042

Food & Beverage Services

The cafeteria is located on the lower level of the campus.

Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Provided by First Nation Cuisine & Catering

Ph: 403-734-3862/Ext: 234

COVID-19 Updates & Information

Visit the Siksika Health Services website or Facebook page for more information.