William Snow is a member of the Stoney Nakoda Nation, Wesley First Nation, as well as a Dual Citizen of Canada / United States of America, and is of Stoney Nakoda / Yuma Quechan descent. Since 2012, Bill has been the Consultation Manager for Stoney Nakoda First Nation. This work involves the assessment of industrial resources projects within Stoney Nakoda Traditional Lands, that involve many consultations with industry, the provincial and federal governments, in the Southern Alberta.
Bill is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, Business Administration program, and in 2016, assisted in coordinating ceremonies for Stoney Nakoda Nation for the Bison Reintroduction at Banff National Park & Elk Island National Park, as well as for the proposed renaming of Tunnel Mountain. Also, Stoney Nakoda Nation completed a Traditional Knowledge Study of Grizzly Bears in the Kananaskis Provincial Park for Environment Canada.
Bill is also an advisor to the Chiniki Lecture series at the University of Calgary, and an Advisor at for the Thinking Mountains Conference (2015 and 2018), Mountains 101 and the Canadian Mountain Network initiative at the University of Alberta. In September 2017, Bill accepted the Ted Smith Conservation Award from Yellowstone to Yukon on behalf of Stoney Consultation. Bill lives in Calgary and works at the Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley, Alberta.
Boards and Committees
Chair, All Tribes Presbyery, All Native Circle Conference, United Church of Canada, 2016 – 2018
Advisor, Royal Alberta Museum, Terms of Reference Group, 2016 – 2018
Advisor, University of Alberta, Thinking Mountains Conference, 2015 and 2018
Advisor, University of Calgary, History Graduate Students Union, Chiniki Lecture, 2014 – 2018
Advisor, University of Alberta, Native Studies, First Nations Lecture, 2015 – 2016
Advisor, University of Alberta, Mountains 101 MOOC, 2016
Advisor, Mount Royal University, Treaty 7 Course, 2016 – 2018
Member, Committee on Indigenous Justice and Residential Schools, Aboriginal Ministries Council 2016 – 2018
Member, Traditional Environmental Knowledge Working Group, Government of Alberta, 2018
Advisor, University of Alberta, Canadian Mountain Network, 2016 – 2018
Snow, William. “Enhancing grizzly bear management programs through the inclusion of cultural monitoring and traditional ecological knowledge.” Stoney Nakota Nations Cultural Assessment, 2016.