Ralph Steinhauer, Cree, 1905-1987
He was a farmer and Indian leader who became he first Native person to serve as provincial Lieutenant-governor, he was educated at Brandon Indian Residential School and farmed at Saddle Lake, Alberta. He founded the Indian Association of Alberta and was president of the Alberta Indian Development Corp. In 1963 he ran as a Liberal candidate in the federal election. On 2 July 1974 he was sworn in as lieutenant-governor of Alberta and served until 1979. Chief of the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve, Alberta, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1967, “for his services to the community and particularly to his people.”

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