Metis Nation Saskatchewan
Marg Friesen is a Métis woman from the Qu’Appelle Valley, a devoted wife, mother of five, and a grandmother of 7 grandchildren. She resides in the town of Indian Head, Saskatchewan part of the historical Métis Homeland. Her family has a strong history in the valley and has lived there for generations. Her spirit has brought her back to her roots and she is motivated to make a difference with communities and the people she serves.
Marg was elected in May of 2017, as Regional Representative for Eastern Region III, government of Metis Nation Saskatchewan. She is a governing member of the Provincial Metis Council and currently holds the portfolios for the Ministry of Health and Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan. She is also a governing member of Metis National Council Health Committee. The focus of Marg’s work in health is meaningful, effective, and it influences program and service delivery with systems, research and development including alternative medicine and innovation in healthcare. She has a diverse background working in the private and public sectors with education, health and industry.
Marg’s formal education is with the University of Regina. Her professional role as a community development practitioner has provided her meaningful work with a special interest in the non-profit and disability sector. She brings experience in community leadership, non-profit management, community engagement philosophies and practices, knowledge gathering and research. She has pursued a career in community development with the hope of inspiring others, providing support, implementing capacity-building strategies and mobilizing resources to assist in building stronger, viable, sustainable communities.