William Snow

William Snow

Boards and Committees / Les conseils et comités

Chair, All Tribes Presbyery, All Native Circle Conference, United Church of Canada, 2016 – 2018

Advisor, Royal Alberta Museum, Terms of Reference Group, 2016 – 2018

Advisor, University of Alberta, Thinking Mountains Conference, 2015 and 2018

Advisor, University of Calgary, History Graduate Students Union, Chiniki Lecture, 2014 – 2018

Advisor, University of Alberta, Native Studies, First Nations Lecture, 2015 – 2016

Advisor, University of Alberta, Mountains 101 MOOC, 2016

Advisor, Mount Royal University, Treaty 7 Course, 2016 – 2018

Member, Committee on Indigenous Justice and Residential Schools, Aboriginal Ministries Council 2016 – 2018

Member, Traditional Environmental Knowledge Working Group, Government of Alberta, 2018

Advisor, University of Alberta, Canadian Mountain Network, 2016 – 2018


William Snow is a member of the Stoney Nakoda Nation, Wesley First Nation, as well as a Dual Citizen of Canada / United States of America, and is of Stoney Nakoda / Yuma Quechan descent. Since 2012, Bill has been the Consultation Manager for Stoney Nakoda First Nation. This work involves the assessment of industrial resources projects within Stoney Nakoda Traditional Lands, that involve many consultations with industry, the provincial and federal governments, in the Southern Alberta.

Bill is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, Business Administration program, and in 2016, assisted in coordinating ceremonies for Stoney Nakoda Nation for the Bison Reintroduction at Banff National Park & Elk Island National Park, as well as for the proposed renaming of Tunnel Mountain. Also, Stoney Nakoda Nation completed a Traditional Knowledge Study of Grizzly Bears in the Kananaskis Provincial Park for Environment Canada.

Bill is also an advisor to the Chiniki Lecture series at the University of Calgary, and an Advisor at for the Thinking Mountains Conference (2015 and 2018), Mountains 101 and the Canadian Mountain Network initiative at the University of Alberta. In September 2017, Bill accepted the Ted Smith Conservation Award from Yellowstone to Yukon on behalf of Stoney Consultation. Bill lives in Calgary and works at the Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley, Alberta.


William Snow est membre de la nation Stoney Nakoda, de la Première nation Wesley, ainsi que du double citoyen du Canada et des États-Unis d’Amérique. Il est de descendance Stoney Nakoda et Yuma Quechan. Depuis 2012, Bill est directeur de la consultation pour la Première nation Stoney Nakoda. Ce travail comprend l’évaluation de projets de ressources industrielles dans le cadre des terres traditionnelles Stoney Nakoda, qui comportent de nombreuses consultations avec l’industrie, les gouvernements provincial et fédéral du sud de l’Alberta.

Bill est diplômé du programme d’administration des affaires de l’Université de Lethbridge et, en 2016, a participé à la coordination des cérémonies de réintroduction du bison dans le parc national Banff et le parc national Elk Island pour la nation Stoney Nakoda. De plus, la nation Stoney Nakoda a réalisé une étude sur les connaissances traditionnelles sur les grizzlis dans le parc provincial Kananaskis pour Environnement Canada.

Bill est également conseiller pour la série de conférences Chiniki à l’Université de Calgary et conseiller pour la conférence Thinking Mountains (2015 et 2018), Mountains 101 et l’initiative Canadian Mountain Network à l’Université de l’Alberta. En septembre 2017, Bill a accepté le prix de conservation Ted Smith de Yellowstone au Yukon au nom de Stoney Consultation. Bill vit à Calgary et travaille à la réserve indienne Stoney à Morley, en Alberta.

Selected Publications / Les publications sélectionnées

Snow, William. “Enhancing grizzly bear management programs through the inclusion of cultural monitoring and traditional ecological knowledge.” Stoney Nakota Nations Cultural Assessment, 2016.