The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society is registered as a non-profit society in Alberta, and an application for federal charitable status is currently underway.
The Annual General Meeting was on Saturday June 16, 2018.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kelli Morning Bull – Chair
Dr. Genevieve Fox, B.Ed.M.A.,Ed.D. – Treasurer
Joyce Doore – Director
Autumn Eagle Speaker, Director
Hal Eagletail – Director
Tracy McHugh – Director
Amanda Foote – Director
Rebekah Whiteley, B.A.,M.A.,B.Ed. – Director Educator
Gerald D. Chipeur, Q.C. – Director
Justin Many Fingers
Oki Niistoo Niitanikoo Misuniniskum (I am Long time Buffalo Rock). My name is Justin Many Fingers, my Parents are Marvin and Trina Many Fingers. My grandparents are the late Gordon and Loretta Many Fingers, and Herman Heavy Shields and Isabel Black Water. I am a Blackfoot performing artist from the Kanawa Nation in Southern Alberta.
For many years I have been working with several performing arts organizations both national and internationally, Native and Non-Native, mentoring with its leaders on the artistic and managing forefront. The amount of skills sets that have been passed down to me will be my rooting system to continue pushing through innovation and excellence.
I am very proud to be the Artistic Director at Making Treaty 7. My vision and focus are to continue to bring forward the voices and stories of the Blackfoot people and with our brothers and sisters of the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nation through the artists and the elders.
My artistic mission is to work together with the existing arts organizations here in Mohhkintstis (Calgary) and to bring this city to the national playground for Indigenous arts on Turtle Island and also to host our relatives from overseas.
As the artistic leader I am committed to create original works as well as presenting productions and create a path for theatre, dance, and music in forms of festivals annually. I also see the amount of unique visual artists from this territory and want to work closely with them to hold space for their work and offer opportunities these artists deserve.