Dr. Reg Crowshoe

Piikani First Nation Elder
Prof. Indigenous Studies, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Reggie Crowshoe is a member of the Piikani First Nation in Southern Alberta, where he formerly served as Chief.  Dr. Crowshoe has a long standing relationship with the University of Calgary and has generously shared and offered his assistance, ceremonial leadership, and traditional knowledge to students, The Native Centre and other faculties for many years.

Dr. Crowshoe is widely recognized for his dedication to Piikani artifacts, traditions, language, culture, and history, and, like his father the late Joseph Crowshoe, was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Calgary in 2001.

Dr. Crowshoe is also the founder of the Old Man River Cultural Society, and he authored the book Akak’stiman, A Blackfoot Framework for Decision-Making and Mediation Processes, published by University of Calgary Press in 2002.