Chief Tony Alexis is a driven, dynamic, sought after business and cultural leader. A desire to make a difference, coupled with strong leadership skills has lead Tony to earn a number of accolades throughout his career.
Chief Tony was first elected to council at his home community of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation when he was just 25 years old. He was appointed by former AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine to the National Youth Council, earned an Alberta Aboriginal Leadership award and has worked with Alberta chiefs through the former First Nation Resource Council. He was then elected Chief of Alexis Nakota in 2013 and enjoys serving his community, specializing in business and policy development.
He is also an internationally accomplished public speaker who is able to connect to people from all walks of life. Already possessing a natural ability to communicate, Chief Tony enjoys engaging others via storytelling, sharing insights and inspiring messages.
Chief Tony keeps connected to his culture through promoting native heritage, encourages ongoing Treaty dialogue with governments and practices a traditional way of life. He believes the keys to success are through consistent focus, faith in the Creator and hard work.
Chief Tony is an avid social media user. He is also passionate about his family, visiting with friends and coaching sports. He usually can be seen carrying around his drum just in case the opportunity to sing, share and celebrate his culture should arise.