One of our nation’s most powerful voices will take the stage at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts in Prince Albert November 2. Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme will speak on the importance of our roles, truth and reconciliation, and how we move forward together.
The June 2021, discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School site was covered in a report by CBS’s 60 Minutes. Chief Delorme has led his community and our nation through these challenging times with compassion and humour. Educational and heartwarming, Chief Delorme’s ability to share truth leaves listeners feeling energized and hopeful.
This important event Wednesday, November 2 will feature Chief Delorme’s presentation, the Barveenok Ukrainian Dancers, a question and answer session, and Ironswing Singers, and is presented by Malcolm Jenkins and Canadian Tire, with support from the Prince Albert Grand Council and the Prince Albert Police Service. Tickets are available at no charge through the E.A. Rawlinson Centre, the Prince Albert Daily Herald, or by email at [email protected].
Chief Cadmus Delorme, a Cree and Saulteaux, is the Chief of the Cowessess First Nation. Chief Delorme graduated from Cowessess Community Education Centre in 2000. He later moved to Regina to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Certificate in Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming Entertainment Management from the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), and a Master of Public Administration from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Recently, he has completed an Institute of Corporate Directors designation.
In 2012, Chief Delorme received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, recognizing his student leadership and the hospitality he showed to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, then Duchess of Cornwall, when they visited FNUniv. He was also named one of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40, which celebrates the province’s new generation of leaders, builders and change makers under the age of 40.
In 2019, Chief Delorme was re-elected to a second term in office. Under his leadership, Cowessess First Nation has focused on economic self-sustainability for its nation and people and has moved forward on renewable energy, agriculture, and efficiency in land use initiatives that have created both current and future business opportunities.