Saskatoon

Mark Arcand re-elected as chief of Saskatoon Tribal Council

On Thursday, delegates of the Saskatoon Tribal Council's member nations voted to re-elect Chief Mark Arcand.

Arcand now on second term as chief of STC

Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand has been re-elected for a second term. (Saskatoon Tribal Council)

On Thursday, delegates of the Saskatoon Tribal Council's member nations voted to re-elect Chief Mark Arcand.

Arcand is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and was first elected as chief in 2017.

Before that, Arcand worked at the Saskatoon Tribal Council as manager of the council's Labour Force Development Partnership as well as the youth, sport, culture and recreation coordinator.

A news release said Arcand will continue to focus on bringing back cultural education and reversing the effects of residential school.

In September, Arcand announced the tribal council would be the lead agency for a downtown safety pilot project in Saskatoon.

As well, Arcand has been a booster of a project that would replace the aging White Buffalo Youth Centre with a new facility that would also amalgamate three area schools (Princess Alexandra, King George and Pleasant Hill).

In his spare time, Arcand organizes numerous events and fundraisers, including the University of Saskatchewan Youth Leadership Through Sports Program, the Saskatoon Tribal Council Swing Fore Kids Golf Tourney and various sporting tournaments.

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