Sandy Jackson is a member of the Whitefish Lake First Nation #128. He completed his High School in 1987 in Vilna Alberta with an Advanced High School Diploma. Upon completion of High School, he was employed as a Surveyor’s Assistant where he worked throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories, until he enrolled with MacEwan University (formerly Grant MacEwan Community College) and obtained Diploma in Management Studies in 1992.

Upon completing his post-secondary studies, he became employed within the Community and Economic Development department with Whitefish Lake First Nation. His primary roles involved community development, small business planning, and First Nation economic and business development including the Oil and Gas sector.

In 1996, Sandy was elected as Council member for Whitefish Lake and served 18 consecutive years for the Nation and has actively served with many regional, provincial, and national organizations and boards which includes:

    • St. Paul/Smoky Lake Community Futures Association and Business Development Centre

    • St. Paul Chamber of Commerce

    • Alberta Chiefs Round Table for Economic Development

    • Canadian Council for the Advancement of Economic Development Officers (CANDO)

    • North-Eastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NEAABA)

    • Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IGOC) – Member of Joint Technical Advisory Task Force-Regulatory Amendments

    • Indian Resource Council of Canada (IRC)

    • Minister Robert Nault Roundtable for Economic Development.

    • Keyano Pimee Exploration Ltd. – Chairman

    • Goodfish Lake Business Corporation – Director

    • Tribal Chiefs West Society – Director

Having a vibrant history of associating with various companies within the Oil and Gas sector Sandy has taken on roles as public speaker, master of ceremonies and guest to many events throughout Alberta. He enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting as well as volunteering with Goodfish Lake First Department and in local or community events.