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The University of Lethbridge extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Pete Standing Alone (LLD ’12), who passed away on Tuesday, November 27 at the age of 90.
Standing Alone was a well-respected Blood Tribe Elder who was an integral part of the U of L’s commitment to Indigenous education. He led the opening ceremonies at Native Awareness Week and spoke regularly to classes about language and culture retention. As a traditional Blackfoot Knowledge Keeper, Standing Alone was frequently consulted by the Blackfoot people and also served as cultural advisor for the Galt Museum & Archives and Calgary’s Glenbow Museum.
Standing Alone performed many ceremonies for transferring headdresses to government officials and delegates, including Prince Charles, former prime minister Stephen Harper, former premier Ed Stelmach and U of L President Dr. Mike Mahon.
He held a variety of leadership roles in the Blood tribe, government and community organizations. He owned the largest horse ranch on the Blood Reserve and, outside the community, was well known through the National Film Board trilogy about his life: Circle of the Sun, Standing Alone and The Last Round Up.
A wake service will be held on Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at Kainai High School, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the same location.
In honour of Standing Alone, the U of L will lower both its flag and the Blackfoot Confederacy flag.
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