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He is a Cree from the
Indian Reserve near Balcarres, Saskatchewan. At 24, he became one of the youngest reserve chiefs in Canada.
(born 1946) is a First Nations leader in Canada. For two terms from 1976 to 1980 he was chief of the National Indian Brotherhood (today known as the Assembly of First Nations).
Simard had requested the transfer to Prince Albert Institution in Saskatchewan only a few months prior to his death in 2003. Simard thought that he would be safer from the Hell's Angels associates in Saskatchewan rather than in British Columbia. Simard reported that he felt like he was a hunted man in prison. On 18 July, Aimé Simard was found in his cell suffering from 187 puncture wounds. The attacker sharpened a metal rod thin in order to be used as a weapon. At the time of his death, Simard was scheduled to testify at a trial of another gang member. There was a blood trail which led the investigators to the cell next to Aimé Simard's which belonged to Alvin
. An inmate told authorities that he had been present at a prison-yard meeting during which
accepted a $25,000 contract to go after Simard. The inmate reported that Christopher Cluney was present and participated in the murder. Anthony Tawiyaka, the inmate at the Prince Albert Institution, testified that he observed
and Cluney enter into Simard's cell, and that he saw Simard sit up after he had been stabbed. Alvin
plead guilty to second-degree murder and was sentences to life without parole for the first 13 years of his sentence. Starblanket's co-accused, Christopher Cluney, who was 33 at the time, was tried for first degree murder, but instead received a charge of second degree murder.
Ahtahkakoop (Cree: Atāhkakohp, "
")(c. 1816–1896) was a Chief of the House Cree ("Wāskahikaniwiyiniwak") division of the Plains Cree, who led his people through the difficult transition from hunter and warrior to farmer, and from traditional indigenous spiritualism to Christianity during the last third of the 19th century.
In 1978, in an effort to let the chiefs be heard, NIB President Noel
organized an "All Chiefs Conference" on "Indian Self-Government". The Chiefs were delighted with the opportunity, and at a second All Chief Conference, announced that hereafter, the All Chief Conference would be "the one and only voice of Indian people in Canada."
Saskatchewan also has a rich history of Aboriginal political leaders of national prominence. First Nations leaders include Walter Dieter, Noel
, and the highly controversial David Ahenakew. First Nations are represented in the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. In addition, each First Nation has its own government band structure. The majority of Saskatchewan First Nations are Cree although Saulteaux, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene bands predominate in some areas.
In 1968 she married surfing teacher Dewain Bugbee of Hawaii; they divorced in 1971. She married Sheldon Wolfchild from Minnesota in 1975; they have a son, Dakota "Cody"
Wolfchild. That union also ended in divorce. She married her co-writer for "Up Where We Belong," Jack Nitzsche, on March 19, 1982. He died from a heart attack on August 25, 2000. As of 2007, she lives in Hawaii.
The name of this reserve originated from its first chief who was born about 1816 on the vast prairie region that was home to his people. He was named Ahtahkakoop, the Cree word for “
.” He was a Head Chief of the Plains Cree who was part of the signing of Treaty Six in 1876. When the treaty was signed, the population of his band was 185 members. As of January 2003 the registered population of Ahtahkakoop is 2600 band members. The language spoken is Cree. The community was formerly known as "Sandy Lake Indian Band".
In late 1975, Sainte Marie received a phone call from "Sesame Street" producer Dulcy Singer to appear on the show for a one-shot guest appearance. Sainte-Marie told Singer she had no interest in doing a children's TV show, but reconsidered after asking "Have you done any Native American programming?" According to Sainte-Marie, Singer wanted her to count and recite the alphabet but Buffy wanted to teach the show's young viewers that "Indians still exist". She regularly appeared on "Sesame Street" over a five-year period from 1976–81, along with her first son, Dakota "Cody"
Wolfchild, whom she breast-fed in one episode. "Sesame Street" even aired a week of shows from her home in Hawaii in January 1978.
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