PAGC Celebrates 30 Years In Existence

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 14:08



The Prince Albert Grand Council is marking 30 years of service to northern Saskatchewan this week.


Chiefs and delegates from most of the grand council’s 12 bands are present for a special gathering today at the PAGC complex in Prince Albert.


The event is also being used to officially commemorate the renaming of the PAGC gymnasium to the Senator Allan Bird Memorial Centre.


PAGC chief Ron Michel says he decided some time ago that not enough was being done to mark the grand council’s history.


Michel says he also wanted to hold the event before all of the chiefs who originally formed the grand council passed away.


Northern Affairs Minister Joan Beatty, Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Gary Merasty and Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Lawrence Joseph are just some of the dignitaries on hand for today’s gathering.


Elders from the PAGC’s 12 member First Nations will hold special meetings for the remainder of the week.