First elected to Tsuut’ina Nation Chief and Council in November 2019, this is Paula’s second term as Minor Chief. Before entering politics, Paula worked for the Tsuut’ina Nation for 32 years and served her community in many capacities. Some of her areas of experience include administration, health, finance, as well as the museum.
After the untimely loss of her son in December 2015, and as part of her healing journey, Paula dedicated much of her time and effort to the Social Wellbeing Portfolio, where her life experiences and empathy for others made her a valued contributor to the Tsuut’ina Nation Wrap-Around Team, helping those battling with addictions as well as other mental health issues.
She was always willing to give her time to benefit family and friends; Paula was involved in developing both the Minor Sports Committee and the Minor Hockey Parent Committee. She is the coordinator of the Tsuut’ina Nation Golf Classic, the Tsuut’ina Nation Annual Rodeo, and the Chuckwagon Committee.
Above all, Paula is committed to the health and wellness of others. She has raised eight children, has fifteen grandchildren, and is a proud great grandmother.
“We are a Nation that is strong and resilient. Our people come from powerful ancestors who have passed down a scared way of life. We are rich in culture, language and love for one other.”