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77 CULTURE MATTERS An interview with Derek Nepinak (Saulteaux), Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. YOU HAVE AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS— ATHLETE, LAWYER, GRAND CHIEF. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? WHY? I'm most proud of being a dad. I do my best at the most difficult job of parenting. That is, being an effective parent is not easy, no matter what your other accomplishments in life might be. I don't feel pride generally in the roles people put me in. I'm honored to have experienced a lot of different things in life, each demanding my best effort in one way or another.
Age: 30. Tribe: Blackfoot. Signature: Traditional Aboriginal foods with a contemporary twist. Philosophy: “You can’t place something inside of a time capsule and be relevant,” says Robe. “It becomes a novelty. ” Résumé: Robe has graced the kitchens of a number of foodie-favorite restaurants, including Toronto’s Splendido, Calgary’s River Café, and his own Nativecentric Keriwa Café. Story: Robe was exposed to traditional Aboriginal food from an early age. He grew up on the Siksika Nation reserve in Alberta and eventually moved to Calgary in his teenage years, where he began working his way up in the kitchen.
The church on our rez at the time was an old drafty building. Although it was freezing most of the time, it could be the warmest place on all the rez. It was here I was first exposed to God, Jesus, and the Bible, and although my language is a bit salty, my humor a bit twisted, all are still an important part of my life today. The other place that I loved going was the library. Here I could get lost for hours looking at all the books on dinosaurs, astronomy, movies, mythology, and arts and crafts.