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Pronunciation Key Indigenous language
oh-ka-TOHKS Siksikáí’powahsin
Map location of Okotoks.

Map location of Okotoks, AB

Rock formations in an Okotoks field

Source: Laura Golebiowski, Government of Alberta


Siksikáí’powahsin is not available at this time. For more information about Indigenous languages in Canada please visit: Indigenous languages - or International Decade of Indigenous Languages -


Okotoks comes from the Siksikáí'powahsin word okotok, meaning “rock.” The Niítsitapi believe it was on this spot that the supernatural trickster Napi created the world. Siksikáí'powahsin (Blackfoot) is spoken at home by over 4,900 people. (Census 2021)

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