Roy Louis is a member of the Samson Cree Nation. He is from a family of leadership and former President of the Indian Association of Alberta.
Roy is a co-founding member of Peace Hills Trust Company and Peace Hills General Insurance that are now into their 30th year.
Mr. Louis helped initiate the Pe Sakastew Healing Centre in Hobbema with former Commissioner Ole Ingstrup. In 2003, he and his wife Judy traveled to China to receive an International Award for the Healing Centre.
He is the recipient of Canada’s 125 Medal in 1992 and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 for his continued volunteerism, multiculturalism and promoting cultural awareness and business development for First Nations. He is also the recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal in September of 2012.
Mr. Louis was a member of the Senate for the University of Alberta and a member of the Capital Health Authority Board until 1998.
He is on the RCMP’s Aboriginal Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of “K” Division since 2007. Mr. Louis represents “K” – Division at the Ottawa level as well.
Roy is also an Aboriginal Advisory to Commissioner of Corrections Don Head in Ottawa.
On December 3rd 2013,Mr Louis received a Lifetime achievement award from the Alberta Aboriginal Role models.
Recently, Roy was selected as Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture Magazine (link here).