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Chief Victor Buffalo.

Chief Victor Buffalo of the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta has been appointed to the board of directors of Western Lakota Energy Services, a drilling contractor that operates 28 rigs, including four surface casing/coring rigs, with plans to build six more by the end of 2005. Buffalo has served five terms as chief, and was instrumental in the founding and successful operation of the Peace Hills Trust Company, Canada's first and largest Aboriginal-owned financial institution, as well as a variety of other on-reserve businesses. He currently sits as a trustee of the Samson Education Trust Fund and is a director of Samson Oil and Gas Inc, the Alberta Indian Investment Corporation and Peace Hills Trust Company.

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Title Annotation:appointed by Western Lakota Energy Services
Publication:Wind Speaker
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Dec 1, 2005
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