Robert Breaker

  • Robert Breaker was born and raised on the Siksika Nation in traditional Blackfoot Territory within southern Alberta.  He attended the University of Calgary, graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 1976.
  • Following his graduation, he began his career with 18 years as an educator in Alberta and Saskatchewan, fulfilling his roles of teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal and Education Director. 
  • With the establishment of his own consulting company, Breaker & Associates Consultants Ltd. (1992), he facilitated educational and management services for First Nations’ communities throughout western Canada.
  • From 1993 to 1996, he served as the  Executive Director of the Yellowhead Tribal Council in Treaty 6 territory in Alberta.
  • Returning to Siksika Nation, he was elected Chief for the Siksika Nation. He actively participated in the Treaty 7 Bilateral Process. He held the Education Portfolio for the Treaty 7 Tribal Council, and served on the Chiefs’ Summit of Alberta Steering Committee
  • In 1998, Robert became the Aboriginal Leadership & Management Program Director at The Banff Centre and developed/delivered programs he designed for the professional development of Indigenous leaders, managers & Boards across Canada.
  • In December 2002, he was hired as the Tribal Manager for the 6,000 member Siksika Nation. 
  • Robert is currently a private consultant in strategic planning, evaluation, leadership and board governance training, policy development, facilitation, mediation, arbitration and interested-based negotiations.
  • Former member of the Auditor General of Canada First Nation Advisory Committee, The Banff Centre Board of Governors and Persons with Development Disabilities Appeal Panel within the Alberta Government, Sunrise Native Addictions Services Society Board.
  • Robert and his wife Audrey have four children and sixteen grandchildren. He is a partner in the ‘Breaker Brothers’ farm operation and operates a family cow/calf ranch.