Definition of Siksika in English:

Siksika

plural noun

  • The northernmost of the three peoples forming the Blackfoot confederacy.

    • ‘After reading Windspeaker and selecting articles to share at administration meetings with school principals, the newspaper is forwarded to our schools offering instruction to Siksika students.’
    • ‘I feel that whenever any one of us Nation members go somewhere we go as an ambassador for the Siksika Nation, and I am honored to represent the Siksika people and to uphold them in prayer on this day.’
    • ‘The minister left the school after a short press conference that followed Stimson's remarks and attended a community meeting at the Siksika community centre.’
    • ‘The Blood, Siksika, and Piegan freely intermarried, spoke a common language, shared the same cultural traits, and fought the same enemies.’
    • ‘Transported to Rocky View hospital with minor injuries were a 17-year-old Siksika girl, an 18-year-old Siksika woman and a 53-year-old man from Calgary.’
    • ‘‘Through your knowledge and through your pain,’ said Butch Wolf Leg on behalf of the Siksika chief and council, ‘I hope that we may have gained something.’’

Origin

From Blackfoot siksi- ‘black’ + ka- ‘foot’.

Pronunciation

Siksika

/ˈsɪksɪkə/