Perry Bellegarde

Mr. Bellegarde is a member of the Little Black Bear First Nation and is the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations where he served two terms in the role. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Bellegarde has held various First Nations leadership roles including serving as the Chief of Little Black Bear First Nation and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (now Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations), as well as serving as the Saskatchewan Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Mr. Bellegarde is a graduate from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Administration and has served on a wide range of boards including the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, YMCA Canada, YMCA Regina, the Globe Theatre and the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Mr. Bellegarde has received numerous awards and accolades for his actions and accomplishments in the advancement of Indigenous Peoples on a national and global scale.