As a mother, grandmother, wife and Woman in Leadership, she counts her blessings today and for the life she was given. Her family life and political life are her passion.
Over the years, she gained employment in the business sector, tribal governments, Indigenous Organizations and both levels of governments of Canada. She also worked in the political field as councillor for Tsuut’ina Nation in the 70’s. Regena served as Vice President of Indian Association of Alberta and later was elected the first female President in 1990. In 1994, she returned home to Tsuut’ina Nation and worked for the Nation on special projects which included the casino portfolio. She then served six consecutive terms in council from 1998 to 2010. After her departure from council, she worked on the Treaty portfolio for the Tsuut’ina Nation from 2010 to 2012. In November of 2012, Regena was reelected as Councillor for Tsuut’ina Nation until 2019. In this new decade, she is now wanting to assist other First Nations within the Country to move forward with their protection of their Indigenous rights.
Her passion has always been the Inherent Rights, Treaty and Treaty Rights of Indigenous peoples. She was very fortunate in having the opportunity to learn from her Dad, Howard Beebe Sr. and Elders during her political career. She has stood on many political platforms regionally, nationally and internationally as an advocate for Indigenous issues. One of her fondest memories was when she was presented with a painting from the elders as “Woman of the Year” in politics.
Regena is a firm believer that we should all know our history and who we are as peoples for the survival of our identity. She stresses that education is the foundation that all people need and encourages everyone to reach for their goals.
Regena has always been there to support First Nation communities. She does her absolute best to assist in sovereignty protection.