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
Rose was September 28, 1946 in Athabasca, Alberta.
She received her Bachelor of Education in 1969 from the University of Alberta, and was a teacher from 1969 to 1989. Rose was a founding member of the Castle Downs Recreation Society in the early 1980s; she helped set the vision for the development of the Castle Downs District Park with recreation facilities, sport fields and playgrounds.
Rose served for six years as city councillor. She was on Edmonton Police Commission, an Edmonton Public School Trustee and a member of the community Meditation Program.
In the years following her time on council, Rose became a licensed marriage commissioner and a certified funeral celebrant.
Rose passed away on October 7, 2013 at the age of 67.
Sources: Office of the Councillors; Castledowns Recreation Society; Edmonton Journal