Lyle Whitefish is a principal at the Mistahi Sipiy Elementary School and a member of Big River First Nation.
A proud husband, father, and grandfather, Whitefish is no stranger to politics, with a long history of work on government-Treaty relations at the provincial and federal levels. He has served as the fourth vice-chief for the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, and on boards and commissions including Indian Oil and Gas Canada and the Indian Resource Council.
Lyle has seen the devastating impacts of suicide in our communities and will put the well-being of people first, ensuring Saskatchewan implements an effective suicide prevention strategy.
“Lyle is a leader in every sense,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Whether working with the federal and provincial governments, or as a principal or vice-chief – he has put people first every step of the way.”