Siksika Nation Chief and Council Tribute to Tsuut’ina Nation Councillor Stanley Jr. Big Plume
January 18, 2022
The Office of Siksika Nation Chief and Council, staff and members of Siksika Nation offer our sincere condolences and pay tribute to an extraordinary individual, Tsuut’ina Nation Councillor Stanley Jr. Big Plume (McMaster) – also known as Saahsi saako’maapi in Siksika and Dzazi Chu in Tsuut’ina.
Councillor Big Plume was a member of Tsuut’ina Nation with deep roots in Siksika. He was the son of Stanley McMaster, grandson of the late Anne McMaster with many relatives and friends from Siksika. Councillor Big Plume was also an esteemed colleague who comes from a long line of respected Chiefs from Siksika. Stanley played an integral role with recreation and sports in Siksika and worked closely with our youth. He will be forever remembered for his role as a family man, friend, respected leader, mentor and coach.
Councillor Big Plume served on the Tsuut’ina Nation Chief and Council for many years and supported various initiatives including Language and Culture, Recreation, and the Youth Program in Tsuut’ina. Prior to his career in politics, Stanley was employed with the Tsuut’ina Recreation Department and volunteered much of his time coaching numerous sporting teams. He also served on the Alberta Hockey Board as Vice President and was a dedicated volunteer to numerous community events throughout his life.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Councillor Big Plume including his wife Sharlene, son Traejan, daughter Latesha, parents and extended family from Tsuut’ina Nation, Siksika Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy. His legacy of caring for others and the environment in which they lived will hopefully be followed by all of us.