Father in Heaven, you have given Betty Nippi-Albright opportunity to represent her constituents. As she serves in a critical role in the opposition party, may she be guided to hold to the truth, to help break down dividing walls and build bridges. In the challenges she faces in government may your Spirit guide her to be a strong voice for her constituents and for all people of this province. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Betty Nippi-Albright was elected MLA for Saskatoon Centre in 2020. She is the opposition critic for First Nations and Métis Relations, Truth and Reconciliation, and the Public Service Commission. Betty is from Kinistin Saulteaux Nation and is a Saulteaux and Cree mother and grandmother. Although Betty attended residential school for nine years, her parents always involved her in their traditional cultural ceremonies where she is still very active. Betty also comes from a long line of leaders: her great grandfather signed the adhesion to Treaty 4 in 1876. She has served on boards and committees at the regional, provincial, and national levels including: United Way of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Heart & Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Canada, YWCA, National Aboriginal Diabetes Association, Saskatchewan Senior’s Mechanism, Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition, Mental Health & Addiction Services, Saskatchewan Paraplegic Association, and Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre. Betty has a Master’s Degree in Political Studies, an Honour’s Degree in Aboriginal Public Administration, and a Certificate in Indigenous Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. She and her husband have three grown children and seven grandchildren.