Winona Lafreniere

With a strong background in effective community engagement, project development and policy experience, Winona plays an essential role in the implementing Indigenous-based solutions in energy and sustainable environment projects. Her professional and volunteer experience spans over three decades focusing her efforts on creating meaningful opportunities and lifelong partnerships across Western Canada.   As President of […]


Lana Yuzicapi

Lana Yuzicapi is the newest employee to work at Indian Resource Council. Lana is a Blood Tribe member and has worked for various First Nation organizations in Calgary.


David Shade

David Shade is a member of the Blood Tribe and has worked with resources development on his Reserve for more than 18 years. David received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Lethbridge in 1994 and a Petroleum Land Administration from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1996. In 2002, David became the […]


Larry Kaida

Larry has been with the IRC for over 20 years and has held the positions as the Director of Training and Employment (1991- 1994); Special Advisor to the President/ Chairman (1994-1996) and Assistant to the President/CEO (1996-Present). Previous to this, Larry worked as Director of Post-Secondary Programs at Blue Quills First Nations College, St. Paul, […]


Linda L.M. Chipesia, B.A., LL.B

Linda is the liaison between the Indian Resource Council (“IRC”) and Indian Oil and Gas Canada (“IOGC”). She is the primary professional support for the IRC Co-Chair of the IOGC Co-Management Board to ensure that the IRC Co-Chair has considered input into the overall operation of the IOGC Co-Management Board. Linda liaises with the Board […]


Steve Saddleback

Steve Saddleback, Director of the National Energy Business Centre of Excellence (NEBCE) at the Indian Resource Council of Canada (IRC). A member of Treaty 6 from the Samson Cree Nation located in Maskwacis, AB. Mr. Saddleback has worked for a number of national and international organizations in Finance, Real Estate investment, Banking, Economic Development, Fiscal […]


Mr. Stephen Buffalo

Introducing Indian Resource Council’s New President/CEO Mr. Stephen Buffalo. The Indian Resource Council (IRC) has a new President/CEO, Mr. Stephen Buffalo. Mr. Buffalo is a proud member of the Samson Cree Nation, located approximately 100 kilometres south of Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated secondary school from Athol Murray College at Notre Dame, Saskatchewan. Mr. Buffalo then […]