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Alan Pard

Allan Pard, Piikani, Blackfoot Nation

"I have made a commitment to life long learning and the sharing of our unique cultural ways."

Born and raised on the Piikani Reserve, Alan spent most of his life living there. Traditionally, he was first inducted as a member of the Little Black Horse Society, and is a former member of the Brave Dog Society and the Horn Society. Alan is also a former keeper of the Rider's Thunder Medicine Pipe Bundle, The Eagle Speaker Beaver Medicine Pipe Bundle, the Home Gun Beaver Medicine Pipe Bundle, and the White Calf Beaver Medicine Pipe Bundle. He is a humble, strong man who continues to fulfill his committment to Blackfoot ceremonies in many ways. He kept active in College Basketball and also played on the Senior Men's Basketball team for over 20 years.

Alan has worked for 10 years in various capacities for the Piikani First Nation, and worked with the Government of Alberta for the past 24 years as a Probation Officer, a Director and now as a Senior Advisor, to Alberta Aboriginal Relations. Alan operates a cattle and horse ranch on the Piikani Reserve and he continues to train and race Quarter Horses.

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