Neal Kewistep

Conference Emcee and Executive-in-Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Neal Kewistep has spent most of his career fostering relationships with government, community-based organizations, Indigenous organizations and educators. In his current role, Neal is involved with the ongoing leadership training of many Chiefs, Councilors, and Senior Band Administrators of Indigenous communities. Prior to joining the policy school, Neal was the Interim Director of Population and Public Health in the Saskatchewan Health Authority, where he was responsible for 13 departments ranging from Sexual/Street Health, to Healthy Families, to Immunization, and to Inner-city Health Services. Neal Kewistep holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School, and has a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Studies from First Nations University of Canada. In addition to his formal education, he counts his traditional training from Elders as being relevant in teaching him the role of a servant leader.