Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate, highlight and reflect upon the rich histories, cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. June 21 was chosen because it coincides with the summer solstice, a sacred and joyous time for many First Nations peoples because it marks the longest day of the year. There are lots of COVID-friendly National Indigenous Peoples Day events happening around the capital
JUDITH C. BETHEL
Judy was born August 24, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Judy was educated at the University of North Dakota and graduated with a B.S.c. in 1965 and with a B.Ed. from the University of Alberta in 1974. Following graduation, she was a teacher with Edmonton Public School Board until 1981. Judy then became an investment broker with Midland Doherty, and later with Richardson Greenshields.
Judy was a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Business and Professional Woman’s Club, the Edmonton Women’s Network and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
Judy resigned her seat on Edmonton City Council when she was elected to the House of Commons as Liberal for Edmonton East in October 1993. She lost her federal seat in the 1997 election.
Sources: City of Edmonton Archives; Alberta who’s who 4th Ed. P 21; Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1994, p.223