Ken is currently in his 28th year as an elected official. He was president of the Metis Settlements General Council for nine years, has served on the Council of the Peavine Métis Settlement for 19 years and was re-elected for another term in October 2017. He has presented to both the Senate and the Royal Aboriginal Commission on Aboriginal governance and twice travelled abroad with the federal government to share the Canadian experience of Aboriginal governance with Indigenous people in Argentina and Thailand. He represented the Peavine Metis Settlement as a member of the Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance and the High Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Ken’s passion is to see the North’s human resources developed to maximize the potential of the region’s natural resources and contribute to building stronger communities across the North. With previous experience in the forestry and oil industries, he is the current owner/operator of a trucking and skid steer services company and raises cattle. He is also on the organizing committee of the Métis Miler events that raise money for people who need to travel away from home for medical treatments. Ken is married with five children and 12 grandchildren. Ken is an ordained member of the clergy and a long distance runner.