Blackfoot elder remembered as ‘truly a cowboy,’ Indigenous advocate – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2018144 Views

From rodeo rider and roughneck, Pete Standing Alone grew into beloved, respected Blood Tribe leader

Dec 08, 2018

Pete Standing Alone bred horses, competed in the rodeo, featured in more than a dozen films and painted the face of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

As a young oil roughneck and cowboy, he felt alienated from his Indigenous identity but over the years, he became one of the great advocates for Blackfoot people.

Standing Alone died at age 90 on Nov. 27. His funeral is Saturday at Kainai High School in southern Alberta.

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