Jack Royal is the founding president and general manager of Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, an institution for cultural education and historical preservation that has also become a tourism destination over its eleven years. Mr. Royal also operates a successful cow/calf, farming, and ranching operation supported by over 20 years in the agriculture industry. He is currently the chairperson of the Indian Business Corporation.
Mr. Royal has over 25 years of experience in senior and executive management positions in the public and private sector with a focus on First Nations development and management. As former CEO of the Siksika Nation, Mr. Royal brings experience in First Nations health, housing, education, and economic development.
Mr. Royal has previously served on various provincial and national boards, including the Child Welfare League of Canada, the Canadian Aboriginal Partnership Program, and the Alberta Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee.
Mr. Royal has received numerous awards, including the medal for the Queens Golden Jubilee for community service and the Alberta Aboriginal Role Model Award for Economic Development, and has been recognized through academic institutions, industry, and various levels of government.
Mr. Royal is a graduate from Mount Royal University with a focus on business administration. He also graduated from the Pacific Institute's Excellence in Management Program and is a certified trainer for the Government of Canada First Nations Land Administration Program.