Regena Crowchild » Chief and Council
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. In November of 2012, She was re-elected and still holds that office of councilor.
She is the Current Portfolio Holder for Legislative Procedures and sits a numerous boards and committees on and off the nation. Her passion has always been the Inherent Rights, Treaty and Treaty Rights of Indigenous peoples. She was very fortunate in having the opportunity to learn from her father and elders during her political career. She has stood on many political platforms regionally, nationally and internationally as an advocate for Indigenous issues. One of her fondest memories was when she was presented with a painting from the elders as “Woman of the Year” in politics and recently from Alberta Aboriginal Awards, The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
Her Education includes St. Mary’s School in Calgary, Alberta where she graduated from grade twelve. She received her diploma in Business Management at Henderson’s Business College in Calgary. Upon finishing college, Over the years, she has gained employment in the business sector, tribal governments, Indian Organizations and both levels of governments of Canada. Regena served as Vice President of Indian Association of Alberta and later on was elected the first female President in 1990. In 1994, she returned home to Tsuut’ina Nation and worked for the Nation on special projects which included the casino portfolio.
Regena and Sidney Starlight are parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
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