The newly elected Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Provincial Council (PC) were officially sworn-in Saturday night, October 20, 2018, among family, friends, and community at the River Cree Casino.
One by one, each council member was called to the stage to read and sign their solemn oath to the Nation and its citizens. Some were joined by family members and mentors who shared histories of dedication, pride, and continued determination to make a difference.
The packed ceremony came just a day after their first PC sitting on Friday, October 19th at the MNA Provincial Head Office.
The 14 Provincial Council members will hit the ground running with many initiatives in each region and Métis Week (November 12-17) on the horizon.
The newly elected members are as follows:
Provincial President – Audrey Poitras
Provincial Vice President – Daniel Cardinal
Region One President – James Cardinal
Region One Vice President – Jason Ekeberg
Region Two President – Duane Zaraska
Region Two Vice President – Andrea Sandmaier
Region Three President – Lawrence Gervais
Region Three Vice President – Judy Gentes
Region Four President – Tracy Friedel
Region Four Vice President – Gary Gagnon
Region Five President – Elmer Gullion
Region Five Vice President – Hilda Lambert
Region Six President – Carol Ridsdale