Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes was elected Leader of the Green Party of Alberta on September 22, 2018.
Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes is a proud member of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Treaty 6, Saskatchewan. Cheryle lived in Edmonton before moving to Calgary in 1993.
Cheryle has been marching, singing, drumming and speaking at marches and rallies throughout Calgary for the past few years, bringing attention to the issues of Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG), Calgary Women’s March, Sisters in Spirit Rally & March, Valentine’s Memorial March, and for other social justice, climate/environmental, Indigenous and human rights issues.
Education: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes earned two Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary, BA in Communication Studies (1999) and BA in Canadian ‘Native’ Studies (2001). Cheryle received a Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Edmonton, and attended Austin O’Brien High School, Edmonton.
Employment: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes has been the Administrative Assistant at The Native Centre, University of Calgary, since 2005. She has held Communications positions with the City of Calgary, National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), CBC English Radio & Television, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
Military Status: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes (nee Corporal Cheryle Shaw) was honourably discharged from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) after five years of service with 418 Squadron and 4 Wing, CFB Namao, Lancaster Park, Alberta.
Personal: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes is the proud mother of Chantal Chagnon and Christian Chagnon (wife Miranda). She is ‘kohkum’ (grandmother in Cree) to two beautiful ‘nosims’ (grandsons) Chantal’s sons Cloud and Linden. Cheryle currently resides in the Varsity neighbourhood of Calgary, Alberta.