Photo of Roy Whitney-Onespot Roy Whitney-Onespot Chief

Xakiji Chief Roy Whitney

“Weasel Foot - Chagúzá  Kàà”

Tsuut’ina Family Linage: Onespot, Big Plume and Whitney Families


Since his re-election, Chief Whitney has moved forward to diversify the economy of the Tsuut’ina Nation, including several energy-related initiatives. With the Tsuut’ina Nation Council, Chief Whitney has taken steps to preserve and continue the identity, culture, traditions, and language of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and renewed his efforts to develop a better working relationship between the Tsuut’ina Nation and the federal, provincial and municipal governments.…

Photo of Kelsey Big Plume Kelsey Big Plume Councillor

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.…

Photo of Paula Big Plume Paula Big Plume Councillor

Paula Big Plume - “Pretty Woman - “Tská Magúnchna” 

Tsuut’ina Family Linage

Big Plume and Onespot Families


Newly elected to Tsuut’ina Nation Chief and Council in November 2019, this is Paula’s first term as a Council Member.…

Photo of Stanley Big Plume Stanley Big Plume Councillor

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. He currently sits on many Chief & Council Committees such as the Tsuut’ina Nation Finance/Treasury Committee and also Co-Chairman of Tsuut’ina Education.…

Photo of Emmet Crowchild Emmet Crowchild Councillor

Emmet Crowchild

“One Who Hunts For People- Gwaa na za hi”

Tsuut’ina Family Linage - Descendant of Oscar Otter and Daisy Grasshopper; Big Plume, Crowchild and Starlight families.


Emmet grew up on the Tsuut'ina and went to work on various ranches in Montana and Arizona, where he also attended college, in Mesa.…

Photo of Steven Crowchild Steven Crowchild Councillor

Steven Crowchild - “Ninagha Naʔitsidi”

Tsuut’ina Family Linage: Crowchild, Big Crow and Big Plume Families


Steven Crowchild is a Tsuut’ina Isgiya, father, and a current elected member of the Tsuut’ina Nation Xakujaa-yina/Chief and Council. Prior being elected to leadership in 2019, Steven served the Tsuut’ina Nation in the capacity of Education Services Agreement Coordinator for the Tsuut’ina Education Department, where he worked to improve student outcomes through the development of innovative approaches to education, as well as advocating for improved student services through service agreements.…

Photo of Vincent Crowchild Vincent Crowchild Councillor

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. He also currently sits on a number of Chief & Council Committees that include; Demolition/Re-Build Committee, Chuckwagon Committee and Oversight Committee.…

Photo of Brent Dodginghorse Brent Dodginghorse Councillor

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.…

Photo of Lyle Dodginghorse Lyle Dodginghorse Councillor

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.…

Photo of Corrine Eagletail Corrine Eagletail Councillor

Corrine Eagletail 

Tsuut’ina Family Linage: Eagletail and Big Belly Families


Elected to council last November, Corrine Eagletail has held a lengthy career dedicated to community and helping people. She studied Social Work at Mount Royal University, Addictions Counseling at Northern Lakes College, and Community Health Work at Lac La Biche Lakeland College.…

Photo of Leon Littlelight Leon Littlelight Councillor

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.…

Photo of Shay Runner Shay Runner Councillor

Shay Runner

“Running Bear- Nnághá Ytł’łí”

Tsuut’ina Family Linage: Big Belly, Otter And Runner Families



Shay Runner is the great-grandson of the late Chief Big Belly and Maggie Big Belly and Oscar and Daisy Otter. Shay grew up on Tsuut'ina Nation looking up to his grandparents - the late George and Rose Runner - and continues to pass their values and traditions down to his family.…

Photo of Ellery Starlight Ellery Starlight Councillor

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.…

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