Tom Molloy’s first meeting as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan was with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.
The meeting happened this morning at Government House in Regina.
The visit included an exchange of gifts. Bellegarde presented a beaded rose to Molloy, calling it a rose whose beauty will not fade. Molloy presented the AFN leader with a portfolio bearing the emblem of the Lieutenant Governor.
(PHOTO: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Sask. Lt. Gov. Tom Molloy exchange gifts during a visit at Government House. Photo courtesy of Office of the Lieutenant Governor.)
Molloy, who is personal friends with Bellegarde, told media present that he felt it was an important first meeting for him, to symbolize the importance of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown.
In a tweet earlier today, Bellegarde stated: “Today, I was happy to be Lieutenant Governor Tom Molloy’s first official appointment as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. We discussed racism, reconciliation and the importance of the Crown’s relationship with #FirstNations.”
(TOP PHOTO: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde is greeted by Sask. Lt. Gov. Tom Molloy during visit to Government House. Photo courtesy of Office of the Lieutenant Governor.)