Our Hosts

Lowa Beebe

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Blackfoot/NezPerce from the Piikani Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy & Treaty 7 in Southern Alberta. She is recognized for her work in Public Relations, Advocacy, Media, Strategy and Communications. She consults with the Assembly of First Nations Alberta; Scholastic Canada, Eagle Law Group and is the CEO at Naato’si Design and Consulting Ltd.

Hal Eagle Tail

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Hal Eagletail is member of the Northern Dene TsuuT'ina Nation. Located in the Treaty 7 area of southern Alberta. He is the owner of Eaglestar Enterprises Ltd. a company that specializes in Cultural consultant work for all industries. Hal is also a Master of Ceremonies for First Nation pow-wow's and Round Dance celebrations across North America. He also facilitates conferences and workshops.  Humour is one of First Nations best healing medicines and Hal has no shortage of that to prescribe

HONORING OUR Leaders

Chief Lee Crowchild

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Xakiji Lee Crowchild is the third generation Xakiji following in the footsteps of his father, former Xakiji Gordon Crowchild and his grandfather, former Xakiji David Crowchild whom Crowchild Trail is named after.  Chief Lee Crowchild is a man of the people and knows that, “Serving the people – our people – requires diligence, sacrifice, and great earnestness”.

Chief Roy Fox

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Chief Roy Fox of the of Blood Tribe located in  Southern Alberta, Blackfoot Traditional Territory.  Chief Roy is a champion in economic and resource development.   Former President and CEO of the Indian Resource Council. 

Chief Dan George

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Dan George is Chief of Ts’il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake Band) currently serving his second consecutive term as Chief Councillor for his northern BC community. He is an Indigenous leader who is dedicated to social and economic development equality for Indigenous peoples and has served as a leader fiercely advocating for change on these issues at a local, provincial and national level.

Regional Chief Kevin Hart

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Regional Chief Kevin T. Hart is from the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and has been re-elected for a second term as Manitoba Regional Chief for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the main political organization representing Chiefs from across Manitoba.  Chief Hart is a strong advocate for improving First Nation Housing & Infrastructure. 

Cam Alexis

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Former Chief of Alexis First Nation and current CEO of Tribal Chief Ventures Inc with Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Cold Lake First Nations, Frog Lake First Nations, Heart Lake First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, and Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 as the shareholders.

Noeline Villebrun

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Former Dene National Chief Noeline Villebrun is from the Copper Dene First Nation and was elected National Chief in 2003. Before becoming National Chief, Chief Villebrun was the Vice-President of the Native Women's Associtaion (NWT). She is commited to improving the lives of First Nations women

HOnoring The Heart of our Women

Darlene Marshall

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Housing Manager for Eksasoni First Nation and Chair of the First Nation Housing Professional Association.

Dr. Deborah Pace

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Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher and clinical psychologist. 

Karen English

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Indigenous Social Worker, Advocate of Gressroots Program Solutions, Gathering Expert

Chantelle Cardinal

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Director of Business Development & Environment

STONEY NAKODA - TSUUT'INA TRIBAL COUNCIL LTD

Sonja Voyaguer, CHRP, MBA

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Vice President of Client Relations & Recruitment at BLV & Assiociates Ltd.  Lead Consultant in Human Resource Management.

Natoshia Bastien

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First Nation Housing Change Advocate, Consultant and Event Volunteer.

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Melanie Daniels

Consultation Director, Louis Bull Tribe

Consultation Director, University of Lethbridge

Dr. Linda Many Guns

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Professor, University of Lethbridge

Tracey McLean

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A Cree member and resident of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. With 16 years’ experience in the housing public works and capital projects administration fields.  

Regina Crowchild

Councillor, Tsuu T'ina Nation, Former President of the Indian Association of Alberta

Councillor, Tsuu T'ina Nation, Former President of the Indian Association of Alberta

Sharon Unger

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As Founder and President of Shinah House Foundation, Sharon has dedicated her time to this and other mental health organizations as a lived experience researcher and advisor.

Darlene Lennie

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Vice President of BLV & Associates Ltd, Lead Consultant for Off-Reserve Affordable Housing Developments

hONORING THE STRENGTH OF OUR MEN

Herman Many Guns

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Piikani Nation Elder, Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Restoring our Sacred Space Advocate.

Peter Cardinal

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Entrepreneur and founder of the “Cousins Group of Companies.” Actively involved with the Hemp industry.  He believes hemp in the ultimate solution for the food, shelter, clothing and sustenance.

Patrick R. Buffalo

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Educational Designer of the Sustainability Project Program which helps students earn up to 10 credits towards their High School Diploma in the area of sustainability.

Evan Steinhauer

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Band Administrator

WHITEFISH LAKE FIRST NATION NO.128

Nelson Lepin

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President & CEO of the economic arm of the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation he has implemented a “People First” money second approach.  

HONORING THE COMMITMENT OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Deborah Taylor

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Deborah Taylor is the Executive Director of the First Nations Market Housing Fund, a position she has held since the Fund was opened in 2008.  

Jay Noel

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Community partner that believes in Turning Blueprints into Curriculums, and Jobsites into Classrooms

Linda Robinson, B.ED

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Educational Designer of the Sustainability Project Program which helps students earn up to 10 credits towards their High School Diploma in the area of sustainability.