“Empowering a Nation through Education”
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Closed on holidays.
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)
Upcoming Programs & Courses
Name: Corey Gray Bio: Corey Gray, 48years old, currenty lives in West Richland, WA. Siksika family history includes Grandson of Percy Yellowfly & Cecile Yellowfly (Sleigh). Son of Sharon Yellowfly & Tom Gray. Siblings are Sarah, Ari, & Steve. His current occupation is Operator at the LIGO Hanford Observatory and working for Caltech. What are…
Name: Janine Olivier BIO: Janine Olivier from Siksika Nation. Although my last name is Olivier, my grandmother is a CrowChief. I am raising 4 children with my husband, and we live on Vancouver Island in the beautiful city of Victoria. Q: What are your educational & employment achievements? A: I graduated from Mount Royal University…
In response to the Covid 19 Global Pandemic, Old Sun Community College closed its campus from March 16 to March 20, 2020 to students and staff until further notice. Siksika Nation declared a local state of emergency on March 16 and closed many other departments with the exception to essential services who are working along…