Energy Futures Lab Fellow

Steve Saddleback

Opimoyaso Group

Steve Saddleback is a member of the Samson Cree Nation located in Maskwacis, Alberta, Treaty Six Territory.

He is a Partner at Opimoyaso Group, a 100% owned Indigenous Firm and a Senior Advisor, External Relations to the First Nations Major Projects Coalition. Steve has worked for national and international organizations in finance, real estate investment, banking, economic development, government relations, advocacy for a non-profit, education and career development, and fiscal relations. He was Co-Chair (IRC Representative) of the First Nations Site Rehabilitation Program alongside the Government of Alberta and was a partner of an oil and gas lease construction company in Northeastern British Columbia.

Steve is a board member of Renfrew Educational Services, Clean Resource Innovation Network, Equitable Origin and is an advisor to IndigeSteam. He is additionally 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.