Niitsitapi Welcome Podcast I: Aahtsimoyihkann (Prayer) with Roy Bear Chief
A proud MRU Alumni (Social Work, Class of 1994), Roy Bear Chief joins the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University this fall, as our first Elder-in-Residence. Hailing from the Siksika Nation about 90 km east of Calgary, Roy has an extensive educational background spanning over 23 years. He earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary in 2004.
Roy has worked at Siksika Income Support, Siksika Children’s Services, Siksika Health’s Services, and Aboriginal Mental Health, and various hospitals and care facilities. He was elected twice into Siksika leadership as a member of Chief and Council in 1999-2001 and 2007-2010. Roy Bear Chief further served as the Tribal Manager for Siksika Nation through 2013.
All are invited to join the Welcome Ceremony for Otahpiaaki 2017: Indigenous Beauty, Fashion & Design week on Monday September 18th at the MRU Tipi.
We invited Roy to speak about 'starting in a good way' and why prayers and blessings are included at the beginning of events like Otahpiaaki 2017. Listen to his podcast below: