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Losing a loved one can be a challenging and stressful time for so many on the Nation. The Siksika Nation Public Works Individual Systems team is dedicated to providing funeral assistance to all Nation members.

Public Works provides a rough box free of charge upon request, while some families may choose to purchase different styles of vaults at a local funeral home for a fee.

Additionally, Public Works provides digging and backfilling services at any of the 11 approved cemetery locations on the Nation:
1. Solway Cemetery
2. Little Washington Cemetery
3. Paul Little Walker Cemetery
4. Cannon Stockton
5. Sister Celine
6. Medicine Pipe (Axe Flats)
7. Eagle Nest
8. Spring Chief
9. Many Bears
10. Crowfoot Cemetery
11. Chicago Cemetery

Please note, that Public Works requires at least 48 hours notice in order to accommodate any funeral and burial request.

Scroll down to the services provided section to find further details of each service provided to Nation members.

If you need to place an emergency funeral service request, please click here.

Alternatively, you can also request for service by calling (403) 734-4388 Monday to Friday 8am – 4:30pm, or (403)734-3815 for after hours or weekend service.

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What we do to help Nation members

Funeral and Burial Services

Funerals can be a confusing time for many on the Nation. Here is a step-by-step guide to help all Nation members can use to ensure that their loved ones receive the most efficient care:

  • Nation members contact Siksika Nation Membership to acquire financial assistance to pay for the funeral.
  • Nation members will then contact a local funeral home i.e., Thoms Funeral Home, McInnis & Holloway etc. to arrange for funeral preparations.
  • Nation Members will then contact Siksika Nation Public Works to fill out a funeral agreement form. This form will ensure crews have all the information needed to prep for the funeral date.
  • Public Works requires that Nation members fill out and submit a funeral agreement form 48 hours in advance of funeral services. This will give crews adequate time to prepare for the funeral date.
  • Please note that non-Nation members will need to submit a request to Chief and Council for burial on the Nation.

Nation members are asked to please call in the office 48 hours in advance of funeral services so that crews have time to prepare.

Please place a request here.

Alternatively,book a request for service to (403) 734-4388 Monday to Friday 8am – 4:30pm, or call (403)734-3815 for after hours or weekend service.