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
Kathleen was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Before moving to Edmonton in 1938, she was a school teacher for approximately for 10 years.
She was president of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Woman’s League, Chairman of Edmonton Christmas Bureau and was a member of the Development Appeal Board.
Kathleen passed away on November 1, 2000 at the age of 95.
Sources: Edmonton Journal, October 8, 1966; October 17, 1968