Chief Roy Whitney has a long and distinguished career in business and community politics. Elected as a Councilor in 1976, and then elected as Chief of the Tsuut’ina Nation in 1984, Chief Whitney was instrumental in improving relations between the Tsuut’ina Nation and all three levels of government, while at the same time protecting the identity, culture, tradition and language of his people.
As Chief from 1984 to 2001, Chief Whitney also developed a relationship with the business community that led to employment and business opportunities for both the Nation and Nation Citizens. After many years in politics, in 2001 Chief Whitney became a consultant and provided advice to a number of multi-national and international companies, primarily in the energy industry.
In 2012, with a desire to improve the social and economic well-being of his community, Chief Whitney returned as Chief of the Tsuut’ina Nation. He is committed to working with governments and business to bring awareness to historical injustices, but more importantly to educate and work towards a place of respect, fairness and equality.