Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Councillor Lonnie Letendre

Lonnie Letendre is serving his second term on Council but he has always been committed to the community. As a child he started out playing hockey on the lake, sharing skates, and making sticks from willows and pucks from birch. Lonnie has been supporting Alexis hockey since the 80’s and has taken players from practices across the highway, to tournaments in Europe. In his earlier days, Lonnie worked in the Alexis School teaching the first Stoney language program in kindergarten. He went on to work with the Government of Alberta for 14 years, but he’s also experienced in cabinet making, framing, and construction in general.

Lonnie has been married to his wife for 36 years and together they’ve raised four children. Now they also enjoy the company of their six grandchildren.