My name is Shannon Buffalo, I’m a First Nation Cree Woman from Nipsihkopahk (Samson Cree Nation) situated in Maskwacis, Alberta located in Treaty 6 Territory.
I’m a proud mother of 2 Boys, 3 daughters and 16 grandchildren. My Parents were Late Frank Buffalo Sr. and Late Florence Buffalo. Both were former Chief’s and sat as long term Council Members for Nipsihkopahk.
My educational background consists of I received my Social Work Diploma from Maskwacis Cultural College in 2013. I also completed a 1 year college certificates from Red Deer College in Secretarial/Administration.
I have sat as a Council Woman for Samson Cree Nation for 6 terms now, I was elected in back in May 2014.
I have sat on numerous Boards such as Peace Hills General Insurance, Peace Hills Trust, Kasohkwew Child Wellness Society, Indian Resource Council, Maskwacis Cultural College and Samson Recreation Bingo.
The above are just a few areas that I’ve had the opportunity to be a Board member of. I am thankful for the Board Development and Training that was provided with each organization.
I continue to advocate for the needs of our People of Nipsihkopahk. I Promote and Foster the Vision of Samson Cree Nation which is we are a Healthy, Educated, Knowledgeable and Industrious Nation.