Lorna Crowshoe

Aboriginal Issues Strategist

Lorna Crowshoe

Lorna Crowshoe
Aboriginal Issues Strategist

Lorna Crowshoe is a Piikani First Nations member from Southern Alberta and maintains her strong ties to the Blackfoot community. Lorna is involved in many personal and professional projects that are culturally and traditionally based in the Blackfoot culture. She is an employee of the City of Calgary as an Aboriginal Issues Strategist, and has spent most of her professional career in non-profit organizations and government. Lorna is the mother of three grown children, and she is very proud of her family genealogy project that goes back eight generations when her ancestors were fiercely protecting the south entrance to Blackfoot Territory just before the signing of Treaty 7. Lornas primary Clans are the Lone Fighters and Buffalo Dung.

Lorna has a Bachelors of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her professional career allows her to be involved in projects that allow for creativity in culturally motivated environments. These projects include the Calgary 2012; Making of Treaty 7 Project, the University of Calgarys Spopi Solar Home project, the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiatives Aboriginal Constellation; and more recently, helping to plan the opening ceremonies for Calgary’s Aboriginal Awareness week in June 2013.

In her personal life, Lorna was involved in bringing urban Blackfoot women together in the fall of 2012, and became one of the founding members of the Blackfoot Womens Society. She also stays connected to her roots on the reserve, attends spiritual and cultural events as much as she can, and looks for opportunities to work with, and learn from cultural and spiritual advisors from her community.