Loving God, thank you for Betty and her life of serving others through various organizations in the past and now more recently through her role to represent the people of Saskatoon Centre and the people of this province. You have prepared her for this role through her rich heritage and through persistent hard work. Give her wisdom and courage as opposition critic for First Nations and Metis Relations. Continue to give her a heart of compassion and determination to improve the lives of others. May your blessings rest upon her and her family. 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.