Emmet grew up on the Tsuut’ina and went to work on various ranches in Montana and Arizona, where he also attended college, in Mesa. He came home to work on his grandmother’s ranch and went on to work for Tsuut’ina Roads. He started running heavy equipment for a construction company and to work for the Tsuut’ina Roads Department and Sarcee Gravel. In 1994 he started Tyson’s Truckin.
Emmet is an avid hunter, hockey player, golfer and rodeo participant. He is a three-time qualifier in the Indian National Finals and a steer wrestling and team roping competitor. The Rodeo way of life is how Emmet was raised, but he was also avid in so many sports and continues to be active in his children’s’ sports. He spent 12 years coaching hockey leagues as he won the City of Calgary and Esso Minor Hockey Championships in 2017/2018 for the “Hockey Calgary Coach Of The Year”.
Emmet’s mother and grandmother played integral roles in his life, instilling that hard work education and good attitude will take you far in life. Emmet enjoys spending time with his wife Dana and children Chazz, Cruz and Steele; they are the foundation that he stands on every day.
“Our people make me proud to be Tsuut’ina. Lots of great work has been done by all: seeing our young people get their education and learning our Tsuut’ina language and culture; going on Stampede Parade for nine years straight, representing our Nation – is a proud moment; and helping with my knowledge in economic development and sports makes me proud to be Xàkújághá on our great Nation.”