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Karamanos, Rigas Evangelos - 2015
Keller, Wilfred Arthur (Wilf) - 2017
Kennedy, Alex - 2014
Kennedy, Peter Hugh - 1978
Kilcher, Mark - 2003
Kilden, Marie - 1985
Kimber, Clement James - 1978
Kirk, Lawrence Eldrid - 1973
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Knowles, Robert Patrick - 2006
Knowles, Robert Gordon - 1990
Koch, Alanna Lee - 2011
Kristjanson, Leo Friman - 1990

PortraitAlex Kennedy

Alex Kennedy, from the Little Pine First Nation north of Cut Knife has played a leading role in the development and advancement of agriculture on reserve lands.

Born on the Little Pine First Nation, Alex attended high school in Paynton and Cut Knife. His post-secondary education included SIIT (Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies)in Prince Albert, the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Arizona. Alex graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from the U of S in 1982.

He was the first chairman and served with the Saskatchewan Indian Agriculture Program for many years. His work with SIAP resulted in $29 million of support for program proposals for First Nation farmers. At its zenith, SIAP had created 600 viable farm units, a marketing company, a loan company and a venture capital company.

He built close ties with the provincial agricultural extension service making it easy for professional agrologists to move between Extension and SIAP. He promoted the expansion of wild rice production in northern Saskatchewan and he added 4-H and home economists to help build future leaders. In 1981, Alex was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists in recognition of his strong leadership skills and the success of SIAP.

Alex was second Vice-Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and played a major role in the development of FSIN institutions such as the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and the First Nations University of Canada.

He was a major force behind the publication of Saskatchewan Indian, a magazine of the FSIN started at the time of the agricultural development in the 1970s. He also served as counsellor at Little Pine. He owned and managed a consulting form and actively farmed until 2006.

Alex has always worked hard for the advancement of First Nation people and his integrity and credibility have made him an excellent role model and respected elder.

Sponsored for induction to the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2014 by:
Saskatchewan Ag Grads Association
Little Pine First Nation

 

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