Steve Saddleback is a member of the Samson Cree Nation located in Maskwacis, Alberta, Treaty Six Territory. 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, and Fiscal Relations and was a Partner of an Oil and Gas lease construction company in Northeastern British Columbia.
Steve volunteers on numerous boards, including Renfrew Educational Services, Clean Resource Innovation Network, Indigesteam, Indigenous Opportunities Committee at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, and Co-Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for the ReDeveLop Program – at the University of Calgary. He is a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab. Steve is adamant about working towards meaningful involvement of indigenous communities in all areas of the economy with a focus on the Energy sector.