Desmond Jackson - Inventures 2023

Desmond Jackson

Indigenous Advisor

, Member of the Blackfoot Confederacy

Born in Pincher Creek, AB, Desmond Jackson is a proud member of the Piikani First Nation, a former RCMP officer, entrepreneur and community advocate.

From a young age, Desmond was deeply immersed in his Blackfoot culture and influenced by his great uncle and mentor Dr. Reg Crowshoe.

He served in the RCMP Major Crimes field for 13 years investigating fresh and cold cases involving Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In this role, he formalized the process for adults seeking extrajudicial sanctions in the form of healing and sentencing circles in the Yukon.

Desmond worked with Telus to create the Home Phone for Good Program, which puts a landline phone in every vulnerable, marginalized Indigenous person’s home on Reserves in Southern AB.

He also founded Buffalo Stone Clothing Company, which donates 10% of its profits to address the drinking water crisis in Indigenous communities throughout Canada.

Desmond’s upbringing on the Reserve combined with his work experience, allow him to respectfully walk and work in both the Indigenous Oral and Western worlds.


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