Harold Cardinal, Cree, 1945-2005
He was elected leader of the Indian Association of Alberta
nine terms, during which he was instrumental in the formation
of the National Indian Brotherhood (the forerunner of the Assembly
of First Nations) and was Chief of the Sucker Creek Indian Band.
He was Vice Chief of the Assembly of First Nations during the
period of the patriation of the Canadian Constitution in the early
1980s. In 1984, he helped create the Prairie Treaty Nations Alliance,
representing all First Nations of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
In 2000 he ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Liberal Party
in the riding of Athabasca. A longer biography appears in Native
Leaders of Canada.