Siksika Nation Chief & Council 2013 -2016
The Siksika Nation is governed by one Chief and 12 Councillors. The Chief and Council leadership positions are based on 3 year terms. This current term consists of a newly elected Chief and Council Members who were voted in during the fall of 2013. As per the Siksika Nation Election Code, a Bi-election was held in October 2015 to fill one Council position of the Late Guy Medicine Shield, who passed away in the summer of 2015.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Siksika Tribal Administration at the following: Siksika Nation Chief and Council 2013-2016 P.O. Box 1100 Siksika, Alberta T0J 3W0 Telephone: 1(800) 551-5724 Direct Administration Phone: (403) 734-5100 Fax Number: (403) 734-5282
Chief – Vincent Yellow Old Woman
Councillor – Jason Doore
Piitao Tokaan (Eagle Head)
Current: Chairman of Siksika Family Service Corporation, Chairman of Siksika Administration and Operations, Board of Director Member of Siksika Resource Development Ltd.
Former: Siksika Health Board of Director, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Chairman, Siksika Treasury Board of Director, Former Siksika Housing Committee Member and Siksika Land Claims Commission Member. Jason has a wealth of Project Management, Construction Management and Negotiating Experience.
Jason is the youngest son of Ken & the late Judy Doore. He is married to Louise and is the father of 5 children – Cheyenne, Jarrett (Samantha), Brooker, Jayden, and Kristian (traditional adopted son) and is a grandfather to Feather. He is also a rancher and farmer and has been a dedicated volunteer in the community for 24 years in coaching and managing various sports.
Councillor – Wesley Water Chief
Ah kii tsim (Storm)
Current: Board of Director member Siksika Family Services Corporation; Board of Director member Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (BCHP); Board of Director member Treaty 7 Community Futures
Former: Flood Steering Committee member. Served Siksika Nation for 13 years as Public Relations Rep. for Tribal Administration
Ah kii tsim is the sixth eldest of 10 siblings born to the late Raymond Waterchief and Reverend Margaret Waterchief, and is the proud father of two sons Ross and Landon and daughter Erin. Throughout his career Water Chief has strived to give Siksika Nation members and other First Nations a voice on issues affecting their lives. He is also a staunch supporter of community members striving to achieve their academic and athletic goals.
Councillor – Hector Winnipeg
Oki nii sto won nook Appaikimma, I’m Hector Winnipeg and this is my 5th term on Siksika Chief and Council. This term I have been placed in the following areas of Education and Housing to assist with the governance for a better performance that will benefit Siksika Nation members now and in the future. It is an honour to represent the people of Siksika for this term. I look forward to working well with everybody and to fight for our Treaty Rights for our future.
Councillor – Kendall Panther Bone
Councillor – Ernest Barry Yellow Fly
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Councillor – Stewart Own Chief
Councillor – Warren Drunken Chief
Oki! My Indian name is 3BULLS. I have envisioned my future for where I sit today as a Leader(council member). I have seeked my visionaries, elders, holy woman and men to guide me on my new journey to lead our Siksika Nation with great guidance. My seat as a leader(council member) will reflect on a stronger Siksika Nation.
Councillor – Marsha Wolf Collar
Naatohmka’atsitaki (Holy Rabbit Woman)
Member of Council – December 2014 to December 2016
Current: 2014: Portfolios in Siksika Health, Siksika Land Claims and the Siksika Resource Developments Limited.
2015: Portfolios in Siksika Resource Developments Limited (Chairperson), and the Siksika Board of Education
Other Project and initiatives: Siksika Women’s Second Stage Transition Home Committee
Marsha Wolf Collar is an inspirational leader whose strengths are her creativity, tenacity, authenticity and respect. She also has strong communication skills, listening skills, and planning skills. Previously Marsha owned and operated her own small business as a consultant with a focus in health and wellness. She has approximately 15 plus years of related work experience and expertise in areas of First Nations leadership, management and governance. Marsha’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Kinesiology, Social Work Diploma, an Aboriginal Health Citation; and Health and Wellness Coaching Certificates.
Future Aspirations: to complete her MBA from Simon Fraser University (Aboriginal Focused MBA)
Marsha was born and raised in Siksika Nation and is married with three children and four grandchildren.
“Education is the most Powerful Weapon you can use to Change the World”
Councillor – Casey Maguire
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Councillor – Fred Rabbit Carrier
Councillor – Gerald Sitting Eagle
Councillor – Karen Joy Running Rabbit
Stah sip is taa kii (under Owl Woman)
Current: Chairperson of BCHP, Treasury Board member & Rebuild Steering Committee member.
Former: Board member of Siksika Family Services Corporation & Board member of Siksika Board of Education.
Karen is the eldest daughter of Arthur Bear Chief & the late Kathleen Calf Robe.
Karen is married to Garry Running Rabbit & they have 3 daughters & 1 son, Toni, Kaylin & Shelby & Ira Montour. They have 14 grandchildren, Phoenix, Maddix, Isaac, Krystal, Flora, Elizabeth, Mackenzie, Morningstar, Ivy,Ebony, Elony, Harmony, Ava & Ianna. And 5 great grandchildren.
Karen has volunteered with the Siksika Minor Hockey for 13 years.
December 1, 2015 – Chief and Council Interviews.
December 2-4, 2015 – Chief and Council General Meetings
December 14-18, 2015 – Chief and Council Planning Meetings
January 4, 2016 – Chief and Council Interviews.
January 5-8, 2016 – Chief and Council General Meetings.
January 18-22, 2016 – Chief and Council Planning Meetings.
Nation members can contact Leah Bear Chief at (403) 734-5109 for an interview.