The origins of Old Sun Community College comes has many stories associated with it including the story of Chief Old Sun, a Siksika warrior and Chief from the 18th century […]
Old Sun Community College: Graduating class of 2019
The Blackfoot App was created by Old Sun Community College and the Siksika Board of Education and launched in 2016. Siksika (Blackfoot) phrases organized under 29 theme categories complete with audio, […]
To honour our Siksika way of documenting history, this winter count was commissioned to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Old Sun Community College and the Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student […]
Fifteen students enrolled in the Aboriginal Licensed Practical Nurse (ALPN) Program, a joint venture with Old Sun Community College and Bow Valley College. Eleven students graduated from the program. Niitsitapi Education […]
Governor General Michelle Jean meets Master of Teaching University of Calgary students from Siksika Nation.
Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student Support Program celebrates 15th Anniversary. Eleven students graduate from Master of Teaching program.
Thirteen students from Siksika Nation enroll in Sinte Gleska University (South Dakota) Master of Education Degree program. Eleven Siksika Nation students enroll in the Master of Teaching program.
Old Sun Community College celebrates 30 years in operation with a growing number of graduates in adult upgrading, . The Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student Support Program celebrates 10th anniversary […]
Seven students graduated from Master of Arts in Educational Leadership through San Diego State University. August 15th deadline for receipt of all support documents for Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student […]
Construction begins on the new building that will house Old Sun Indian Residential School
Fire destroyed the frame school building on June 27, 1928 and was soon replaced by a brick building. Day school classes are offered for three years until replacement school is […]
A large new residential school opens with authorized pupilage of forty on July 14 Principal Rev. Millard C. Gandier chose the name “Old Sun” in honor of Chief Old Sun.
The government granted long term funding for the school and a larger building was constructed at South Camp the following year. It was expanded a decade later to accommodate more […]
1907 – 1911 Rampant disease outbreaks in the residential school and recurring unsanitary conditions force government to close the school for extended periods. Needed renovations are stalled due to lack […]
White Eagles Boarding School closes and boys return to original Old Sun Boarding School, which is remodelled. The White Eagles building is used as an isolation ward during 1902-1903 smallpox […]
Magnus Begg (from 1894– 1897) resided on Siksika Reserve and was recognized through the Indian Act, 1876 as Indian Agent for Treaty 7 First Nations from 1894 to 1897 whose […]
Rev Tims’ than established the first Old Sun Boarding School about 7 km west of Gleichen for boys and girls, opens at North Camp on the Reserve with enrolment of […]
The Beginning of Church-State Schooling at Siksika Nation – Championed by the Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, Canada’s Indian policy allowed “any religious denomination that be carrying on mission […]
Treaty 7 also known as a peace treaty, is the last of the numbered treaties made between the British monarchy, the newly formed Government of Canada and the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood) Piikani […]
The origins of Old Sun Community College comes has many stories associated with it including the story of Chief Old Sun, a Siksika warrior and Chief from the 18th century and the SIksika Nation culture.