Roy Whitney, Tsuut’ina Chief 2019

For a Cleaner and Brighter Future

About Roy

  • Chief of Tsuut’ina First Nation 1984-86, 1988-2001, 2012-2016
  • Councillor Tsuut’ina First Nation 1976-1984.
  • Established Canada’s First Comprehensive First Nation Peacemaker Court inaugurated in 1999 and opened at Tsuut’ina in October, 2001. It blends contemporary and indigenous concepts of justice with a community harmony focus and has served as a model in Canada and internationally.
  • Worked to promote strong partnerships with the non-indigenous community creating employment opportunities for indigenous people and Albertans in general.
  • Established the provincial First Nations Gaming Committee that facilitated the development of the First Nations Gaming Policy for Alberta and subsequently, the development of Tsuut’ina Grey Eagle Casino. 
  • Built strong working relationships among the federal, provincial, municipal and Tsuut’ina governments in concluding, in 2014, an historical multi-billion-dollar Calgary ring road project that benefits all Albertans.
  • Established Wolf’s Flat Ordnance Disposal Corporation. It’s work through CIDA in Kosovo during the United Nations Rapid Response initiative in 2000 and on the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua came to the favourable attention of the New York Times and The London Economist for its unique engagement of local participation.
  • Negotiated the development of a Hotel and Community Event Centre in conjunction with The Grey Eagle Casino.
  • Initiated construction of a new community hall, museum, education and training centre, community sportsplex and police services building.
  • Upgraded community infrastructure for the construction of more than 200 new homes on Tsuut’ina land.
  • Established the Canderel-Tsuut’ina partnership for future development of Nation lands adjacent to the new ring road.
  • Negotiated the construction of a multi-billion-dollar business park, spanning 1500 acres of Nation land, to support funding for education, policing and critical social programs along with long term business opportunities for Nation members.
  • Facilitated and managed indigenous involvement in numerous major pipeline and energy- related projects in the private sector, using effective negotiating and consensus building skills.
  • Provided contract services to the Department of National Defence to increase indigenous participation in the procurement of federal business contracts across Canada.
  • Represents Tsuut’ina Nation as elected leader, Chief of Tsuut’ina Nation

What Does Roy Stand For?

Sustainability Economic Leadership

Sustainablity, to create a balance between the man and our environment.

Together we can shape a brighter future for the people of the Tsuut’ina Nation.


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