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 Relations and was a co-owner of an Oil and Gas lease construction company in Northeastern British Columbia. Steve volunteers his time on numerous boards including the Indigenous Opportunities Committee at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, SADLBAK Trucking, Samson Cree Nation – Nipishkopahk Wellness and Social Development Committee, Nipisihkopahk Miyomacihowyn Society, Co-Chair of the program advisory committee and board member for the ReDeveLop initiative – University of Calgary, and is the Vice-President of the Circle for Aboriginal Relations Society. Steve is adamant on working towards meaningful involvement of indigenous communities in all areas of the economy with a focus on the Energy sector.