Betty Nippi-Albright — Heavenly Father, our Creator, we lift up Betty Nippi-Albright to you. Lead her on the paths of righteousness as she serves both her local community and Indigenous people throughout this province. May there not only be unity and agreement but also honouring follow through alongside of her fellow MLAs in the weeks to come. Thank you Lord that your grace is sufficient even through challenging times. 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.