Sykes Powderface is from the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Morley, Alberta. He attended a residential school at Morley and moved to Mount Royal College. He has researched and studied Indigenous Treaty Rights for many years. His work experience includes administrative duties in various capacities with the Stoney Nakoda Nation, federal and provincial governments. He now has his own consulting services in treaties and the Canadian Constitution, traditional cultural teachings and policy analysis. His work continues to bring awareness of who Indigenous peoples are to the non-Indigenous peoples.