Métis Nation of Alberta’s new Provincial Council sworn-in at packed ceremony

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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

 

Region Six Vice President – Conrad DeLeeuw