A member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation has been named to the Provincial First Nations and Metis Women’s Economic Security Councils.
Marlene Poitras joins around 30 other newly appointed women on the council.
Their goal is to work directly with the government to break down social and economic barriers and empower the lives of Indigenous families in the province.
Poitras will now meet with other the women periodically throughout the year to craft reports on how the provincial government can make tangible improvements.
Poitras is currently a consultant and has worked with Indigenous communities across the country. She was also appointed Chair of the Alberta Treaty 8 Health Authority.
Each appointment on the council lasts six to 12 months.