Old Sun Community College will remain closed until further notice. If you are a student, contact your teachers to continue your studies.

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“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.

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


Graduate Profile: Corey Gray

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Graduate Profile: Janine Olivier

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…

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