Betty Nippi-Albright is a Cree and Saulteaux First Nation mother and grandmother. The third youngest of 15 children, Betty was one of the first in her family to become a university graduate. Betty’s parents raised her siblings on the Road Allowance and then moved the family to the French hamlet of Perigord, Saskatchewan before Betty was born.
Betty was a survivor of Canada's residential school system. Though she attended the residential schools, her parents continued to involve her in their traditional cultural ceremonies where she is still very active today. Later in life, she pursued and received her Master's degree in Political Studies and an Honours degree in Aboriginal Public Administration. Today, Betty and her husband reside together in their home in the west-side of Saskatoon.
Betty has worked in Saskatoon Centre for over twenty years, serving her community as a Community Developer focusing primarily on education, mental health & addictions, diabetes education, partnership development, primary health, policy development, and facilitation & planning.
Betty has also been involved for many years working with others to strengthen the Saskatoon Centre community. She has served on boards and committees at the regional, provincial, and national levels including the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition, United Way of Saskatoon, Mental Health & Addiction Services, National Aboriginal Diabetes Association, Diabetes Canada, Saskatoon Heart & Stroke Foundation, the YWCA, the Saskatchewan Paraplegic Association and the Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre.