Chief and Council
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.
Having an extensive and varied educational background, Xakiji Crowchild has graduated from Washington State University ‘82 B.Sc.P.E with a focus on biomechanics and Exercise Physiology, the University of British Columbia ’99 Dipl.…
Kelsey Big Plume
Kelsey Big Plume is a newly elected Council member of the Tsuut’ina Nation since November 2016. She will be a member of Council for the term of 2016-2019. She is the fifth woman leader elected since 1877.
She graduated with a General Studies Diploma from Mount Royal College in 2006. She then went on to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Culture with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Calgary in 2009.…
Stanley Big Plume
Stanley was first elected as Councillor for the Tsuut’ina Nation in 2002 and has since served his community for 2 terms, with the start of his recent term in 2014. He is the Council Representative for the Programs Portfolio. Working closely with Public Works, Recreation and The Agriplex Program, as well as the Youth Program.…
Darrell Crowchild was first elected into Council in 2002 and served four consecutive terms on Council until 2010. Prior to his career in politics, Darrell was a long serving Nation Administrator for ten years (1991-2001). Mr. Crowchild was also the Elders Coordinator during this time. Prior to his re-election in 2016, Darrell was hired to negotiate the Gaming Agreements and was the TUC Implementation Coordinator.…
Regena was the first women elected as councilor for Tsuut’ina Nation. She served her first term in the 70’s and would later be elected during the 80’s and serve six consecutive terms in council from 1998 to 2010. After her departure from council, she worked on the Treaty portfolio for the Tsuut’ina Nation from 2010 to 2012.…
Vincent was first elected as councilor in 2002 and has since served his nation for 6 terms a total of 12 years. He is the current portfolio Holder of the Nations Essential Services. Working along side some of the following; Fire Department, Language Program, Citizenship Department and Child & Family Services to name a few.…
Brent was elected in 2008 and has since served his nation for 8 years. He is the current Portfolio holder for companies, working along side Tsuut’ina Contracting, Sarcee Developments, Sarcee Gravel and the Emergency Response Team to name a few.
In 2005 he would complete the Pasture Management Program than in 2007 the DND Liaison UXO Training.…
Lyle Dodginghorse was elected as a Council member of the Tsuut’ina Nation in 2002, and has since served the people for seven terms and a total of fourteen years. He is a current holder of the Economic Development portfolio for the 2014-2016 term.
He graduated High School in 1979, then went on to pursue his Business Administration at Mount Royal University in 1980-1981.…
Clan Ts’idi Ts’it’onagha (Short Robes) Also knows as Crowchild’s Band.
Leon Littlelight was elected as a Council member of the Tsuut’ina Nation in 2010, and has since served the people for three terms in a total of six years. He is a current holder of the Services portfolio for the 2014-2016 term.
He graduated High School from Bishop Grandin in 1990, and then went on to graduate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1994 for Land Management.…
Council Member LeeRoy Meguinis previously served Tsuut’ina Nation as Councilor from 2002-2010, on Thursday December 8th he was sworn in once again to serve his community. Graduating from Bishop Grandin High School in 1992, LeeRoy continued on to Mount Royal College to take Business Administration from 1993-1996, earning his Business Diploma. During this time he also worked as Recreation Director for Tsuut’ina Nation.…
Andy Onespot was elected as a Council member of the Tsuut’ina Nation in 2010, and has since served the people for three terms and a total of six years. He is a current holder of the Services portfolio for the 2014-2016 term.
He graduated High School from Bishop Grandin in 1972, then went on to pursue his Journeyman Electrician and Master Electrician that same year.…
Ellery Starlight was elected as Council member in 2010 and has since served his nation for 6yrs, the current portfolio holder for Legislative Procedures for the 2014-2016 term. Ellery actively sits on the Tsuut’ina Department of National Defense Committee, Hospitality Board, Finance Committee and Oversight Committee.
He has earned his Environmental Science Certificate in 1994 as well as his Mediation Trainer with Dr Larry Fong Association in 2000.…
Darryl Whitney was elected as a Council member of the Tsuut’ina Nation in 2002, and has since served the people for seven terms and a total of fourteen years. He is a current holder of the Programs portfolio for the 2014-2016 term.
He graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) as a Journeyman Carpenter in 1992.…
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