Tex Marshall is a Mi’kmaq from Eskasoni First Nation and has had a lifelong passion for sport and opportunities for Indigenous youth. He has worked diligently over the years, to create and deliver a Mi’kmaw Sport Delivery System in Nova Scotia.
He has been an Indigenous Sport Leader across North America for over 25 years. He was one of the founding members of the Aboriginal Sport Circle of Canada, where he served terms on the Executive as Treasurer 1 Term, Vice-Chair 2 Terms, and Chair/President 3 Terms, while being a Board member for over 20 years.
Tex also Co-founded the official P/TASB (Provincial Aboriginal Sport Body) in Nova Scotia known as the Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia (MSCNS). He also served on NAIG Council Board of Directors for over 20 years.
Tex has also been Chef De Mission NAIG Team NS 2008, Chef De Mission NAIG Team NS 2014, Chef De Mission NAIG Team NS 2017, which produced the largest delegation ever with 250 participants for N.S.
Tex Graduated from CBU with Honors in the Degree of Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS), despite having two Learning Disabilities. He currently is enrolled in the Masters of Education program at St.FXU.
He also is the Mi’kmaw Co-Chair of Tripartite Sport & Recreation from inception, representing the Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs. He lead the charge for Nova Scotia’s bid for NAIG 2020 and is currently the President of the Host Society.
In the Summer 2018, Tex was inducted to the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Sport Hall of Fame as a Builder. In 2019 Tex was awarded the Sport Nova Scotia Chairperson of the year award.
Tex takes pride in the fact that he is instrumental in the creation of sports opportunities for Mi’kmaw youth in Nova Scotia and the creation of a Mi’kmaw sport delivery system.
He is married to the love of his life Janean (Joe) Marshall and they have three sons, Geordy 29, Lennox 20, and Kolton 17.
His moto in life is simply, “There is tremendous potential among Mi’kmaw youth, however potential remains dormant without opportunities.”