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
Dr. Andrew Bear Robe, Ph.D – Board Chair
Kelli Morning Bull – Vice Chair
Dr. Genevieve Fox, B.Ed.M.A.,Ed.D. – Treasurer
Carol Mason – Secretary
Joyce Doore – Director
Autumn Eagle Speaker – Director
Hal Eagletail – Director
Amanda Foote – Director
Rebekah Whiteley, B.A.,M.A.,B.Ed. – Director
Justin Many Fingers
Mii-Sum-In-Iskum (Long Time Buffalo Rock) is a Queer, Indigenous, disabled, and MAD artist from the Kanawa Blackfoot Reserve in Southern Alberta. His Canadian name is Justin Many Fingers, an international artist who studied in performing arts. He has worked with the Artists from Australia, Thailand, Nunavut, Japan, Greenland, United States of America, and Mexico. Justin is a graduate of the three-year acting conservatory at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. He also studied at the Soulpepper Actors Academy and their 2012 season. Many Fingers has trained in numerous dance styles with Jock Sotto, Neil Leremia, Frances Rings, Carlos Rivara as well as Bill Coleman, Alejandro Ronceria and Troy Emery Twigg. He has also attended the Banff Centre’s Indigenous Dance Residence, Toronto Dance Theatre’s Intensive and Kahawi Dance Theatre’s training program and the One Yellow Rabbit Lab intensive. Some of the Directors he worked with are Alanis King, Peter Hinton, Genevieve Blais, Daniel Brooks, Muriel Miguel, Marion de Vries, Rose Stella, and Jessica Carmichael. The Elders he has learned from and work with are Narcisse Blood, Alvine Mountainhorse, Beverly Hungry Wolf, and Raymond Many Bears. Justin has studied in both western and indigenous performing art forms for five and a half years throughout Canada. He is now in the process of creating indigenous performing arts in southern Alberta. Many Fingers is also an emerging Curator, Programmer, Producer, Director, Choreographer, and Creator.