Chief Tony Alexis is the youngest son of Dan and Evelyn Alexis. He was born and raised on the Alexis Indian Reserve #133. He is a fifth-generation leader and descendant to Mitaushin Aranazhi, who was baptised as ‘Alexis Akanas’ and his Treaty Government name was Chief Alexis, who signed the Adhesion of Treaty No. 6, for his People.
Chief Tony was first elected into Council at the age of 25 and was elected Chief of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in 2013 at the age of 42. He has served 3 terms consecutively from 2013 (Bi-election), to 2014 and 2018 respectively. Chief Tony enjoys serving his people as a community leader and national/international political representative. His aspirations include: protecting the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation’s Inherent and Treaty Rights, maintaining his community’s culture, language, history, and customs, working with the elders and staff to revive tribal laws, building businesses, generating capital, improving education services, advancing wellness and supporting equity, Justice and the development of future generations.
Some of Chief Tony's previous leadership roles outside his community included:
- Appointed as Grand Chief of the Confederacy of No.6 First Nations (2015).
- Appointed by former AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine to sit on the 1st National Youth Council (1997).
- Completed an internship with the Alberta Chiefs (First Nation Resource Council) and organized a National Summit. (1995)
Chief Tony is an internationally accomplished public speaker who is able to connect with people from all walks of life. He earned an Alberta Aboriginal Leadership Award, and an Aboriginal Role Models of Alberta Award and is recognized for his work with the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and Industry on Cross Cultural Relations.
Chief Tony believes the keys to success are through consistent focus, faith in the Creator and hard work.