Andrew Bear Robe, B.A. M.A. Ph.D.

Academic and Professional Accreditation

  • Ph.D., University of Calgary, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (2004-2010); doctorial dissertation: The Victorian Treaties: Crown – First Nations Relations and Reconciliation, 417 pp.
  • University of Alberta School of Business (2007 – 2008)
  • Executive Development Program – Banff School of Advanced Management (2000)
  • Strategic Planning & Leading Organizational Change, Banff Centre for Management (1999)
  • Master of Arts,Political Science & Canadian Studies, University of Calgary (1983-1987);thesis: The Sovereign and Inherent Right to Indian Self-Government in Canada: From Theory and Principle to Implementation, 303 pp. 
  • Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (1980 – 1982)
  • Bachelor of ArtsPolitical Science & Economics, University of Calgary (1978)
  • Aboriginal Law Program,University of Saskatchewan, (1976)

Core Competencies 

  • Strategic, Business, Operational and Budget Planning 
  • Performance Management by Strategic Objectives
  • Stakeholder, Board & Government Relations
  • Aboriginal Leadership & Governance
  • Aboriginal socio-economic development, consultations & treaty relations
  • Aboriginal & Treaty Rights pursuant to section 35 (1) of the Constitution Act,1982.
  • Traditional & Blackfoot Language Knowledge/Facilitation/Teaching/Coaching
  • Research and Project Management 
  • University and College sessional instructor 

Relevant Work Experience

  • Bear Robe Management Consulting Inc. (2013 to present)
  • CEO, Planning & Administration, Fort McKay First Nation, Fort McMurray, AB. (2012 – 2013)
  • Executive & Tribal Manager, Executive Branch of Chief and Council, Siksika Nation Government (2008 – 2011)
  • Director of Research, Ministry of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations, Government of Alberta (2007 – 2008)
  • Tribal Manager, Siksika Nation Tribal Administration (2005 – 2006)
  • Director, Policy and Research, Aboriginal Land & Legal Issues, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Government of Alberta (2001 – 2005)
  • “Founding Director” for Aboriginal Leadership & Governance Programs, Banff Centre for Management (1995 – 1998)