Martha is from Driftpile Cree Nation and the great great granddaughter of Weeceewesis who was a signatory of Treaty #8 signed on June 21st, 1899. Martha has been with ENBA/AIG since the beginning in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 AIG Games with founder Allan Ross and after his passing in 2015 vowed to continue his legacy in continuing them for the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022. Martha was instrumental in hiring CEO Jake Hendy to take over for late Allan Ross and in mentoring him. Martha coordinates all aspects of culture of the AIG as culture is a very important aspect for our Games. Martha is an Elder who is often sought after for teachings and prayer at Opening events.
Brad is from Whitefish Lake #128 Goodfish Lake and came to the ENBA/AIG Board in 2016. Before Brad joined the AIG didn't have fastpitch softball or baseball and since he joined we now will have over 40+ boys baseball teams estimated and 20+ girls fastpitch softball teams. Brad coordinates softball, baseball and golf during the Games as well as helping out wherever else is needed. Brad's daughter Dawn Sparklingeyes is an ENBA/AIG Board member and AIG Youth Female Ambassador.
Kevin is from Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan and lives in Edmonton and came to the ENBA/AIG Board in 2016. Before Kevin joined the AIG didn't have the sport of Lacrosse. Kevin coordinates lacrosse and supports with ball hockey and anywhere else needed. Kevin's two sons have been instrumental in the Games growth as his son Bret has been an AIG Youth Ambassador and now a full-time board member for many years now. His son Jonas Maclaurin has been a summer student for AIG for the past 4 Games now developing the Souvenir Programs, supporting CEO Jake Hendy as one of his executive assistants and in helping out with lacrosse wherever is needed.
Shakeh Crowfoot Hendy
Shakeh is from Siksika Nation and is the 3rd great grand daughter of Chief Crowfoot who signed the Treaty 7 on September 22nd, 1877. Shakeh became a board member in 2016 and was an inspiration to get the sport of Rugby in the AIG Games in 2021 and 2022. Shakeh played Rugby at Brigham Young University in Utah after playing rugby, basketball and cross country in high school. Shakeh helps out with creation of the signs for communities at the Opening Ceremonies and ads valuable creative input to many aspects of the Games. Shakeh is married to Jake Hendy and they have 5 children.
Cheri is from the Enoch Cree Nation and has been a board member for ENBA/AIG since the 2011 Games in the beginning. Cheri has been instrumental in supporting the growth of the Games via being the registrations coordinator for all of our thousands of athletes each year helping coordinate the checking in process of athletes/teams receiving their t-shirts and swag as well as the creation of all of their souvenir badges. Cheri has also been a strong support in coordinating baseball as it has grown and wherever else needed.
Jeff is from Edmonton and came to the ENBA/AIG Board in 2016 and has been instrumental in growing the sport of lacrosse. Before Jeff joined the Games didn't have lacrosse. As a semi-professional lacrosse player Jeff has always had a love for the Creator's Game and of the Indigenous history of the sport. Jeff is a lacrosse coordinator and supports with ball hockey at our Games each year as well as wherever else is needed.
Bret lives in Edmonton but is from the Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan and has been a board member since the 2019 AIG Games. Previous to becoming a board member Bret was the Male Youth AIG Honorary Ambassador for the 2017 and 2018 Games. Bret is an avid lacrosse player and is the only board member to have played in the AIG Games as an athlete. Bret helps coordinate lacrosse and supports with ball hockey and wherever else is needed. Bret's father is ENBA/AIG Treasurer Kevin Buffalo and is brother to AIG Executive Assistant Jonas Maclaurin.
Dawn is from Whitefish lake #128 Goodfish Lake and joined the ENBA/AIG Board in 2022 and is a current Youth Female AIG Ambassador. Her father is Brad Sparklingeyes the ENBA/AIG Vice President.
CEO & Games Manager
Originally from Utah, Jake has been in Edmonton the past 12 years and joined ENBA/AIG in November 2014 as a board member after meeting late founder Allan Ross at both of their daughters volunteer day at their school as they had the same class together. After Allan passed away shortly after the 2015 AIG Games Jake became CEO of the ENBA/AIG in March 2016 working hard to continue the founder Allan Ross' legacy by providing a great experience of the Games for the youth in managing the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and the upcoming 2023 AIG Games. Jake is married to Shakeh Crowfoot Hendy from Siksika Nation and they have 5 children. Jake is very grateful for Martha Campiou for mentoring him as well as the entire ENBA/AIG Board and thoroughly loves his work and all the youth, their families and communities and strives to put together the best possible Games and to enhance them every year. Jake played football and track and field at Temple University in Philadelphia on a full-ride scholarship from 2004-2006 after playing at Dixie State College in Utah from 2002-2003. After tryouts with the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears Jake then started a career in direct summer sales management all across North America. Jake was the Executive Director for the Indigenous Sport Council Alberta (ISCA) from July 2019 to December 2022 and helped the organization grow while leading the creation of many programs and partnerships for Indigenous people of Alberta. Jake was awarded the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal in December 2022 as one of 50 nominated from the Parks and Recreation sector in Alberta for his work with ISCA.