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. She 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.
Betty has extensive experience in bringing solutions and services as a community developer, primary health facilitator, and policy specialist. She has a proven track record of working in partnerships across different roles and interests, working with communities and all levels of government.
She has served on boards and committees at the regional, provincial, and national levels. These include: 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’s professional and community work put into practice what she learned about our federal, provincial, and Indigenous political systems while earning 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.
Betty and her husband have three grown children and seven grandchildren.