Steve Saddleback is a member of the Samson Cree Nation located in Maskwacis, AB; A signatory to Treaty Number 6. His wife and daughters are members of Doig River First Nation. Steve spends his downtime in Doig and on the Peace in Treaty 8.
He is the Director of the National Energy Business Centre of Excellence (NEBCE) at the Indian Resource Council of Canada (IRC).
Steve has worked for National and International Organizations in Finance, Real Estate Investment, Banking, Economic Development, Fiscal Relations, and was a Partner of an Oil and Gas lease construction company in Northeastern British Columbia.
Steve volunteers his time on numerous boards including Renfew Educational Services, Indigenous Opportunities Committee at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Steering Committee at the Clean Resource Innovation Network, IndigiSteam, Co-Chair of the Program Advisory Committee and Board member for the ReDeveLop Program – University of Calgary, and is a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab.
Steve is adamant on working towards meaningful involvement of indigenous communities in all areas of the economy with a focus on the Energy sector.