Allan Beaver, a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation, left his community after high school graduation to pursue higher education and his running career at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. In 1996 Beaver was in a tragic vehicle accident which almost took his life. He now travels to many communities in North America to share his story. Besides being an accomplished athlete and excellent role model, Beaver is well-known for his heartwarming gospel music. He started singing at an early age and has been teaching guitar for 15 years. He has touched many lives throughout Canada with his music and sharing some of his powerful stories of overcoming resiliency and being awesome inspiration to the many people he has come to meet. Allan Beaver was nominated for the Keeper of Traditions in Aboriginal Music Award by Jack Sauve.