Sidney Fiddler is a Cree member of the Waterhen Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. He has been active in Aboriginal community development and education for over thirty years. He has served as chief and in the band administration of the Waterhen Lake First Nation for a total of ten years and has been with the First Nations University of Canada in different capacities for seventeen years. He has a MSW and BA majoring in Indian Studies from the University of Regina and the First Nations University of Canada. He currently resides in the city of Saskatoon. His interests, experience and academic specialties include Cree traditional and cultural ways, Indian residential school issues and First Nations research and politics.
Sid is a pipe carrier and sweat lodge leader of the Plains Cree tradition. He has mentored with elders and specifically with the late Lawrence Tobacco of the Kawakatoose Cree Nation for about 35 years.
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