Nippi-Albright reflects on potential run at SK NDP Leadership



The MLA for Saskatoon Centre, Betty Nippi-Albright is looking at potentially entering the leadership race for the Saskatchewan NDP.


In a social media post Sunday morning, Nippi-Albright questioned if Saskatchewan was ready for a strong vocal First Nations woman to lead "I know because racism is so firmly engrained and because I do not come from a privileged background - it would be extremely difficult to run for leader.


"And ultimately, for Premier," she added.


She thanked the supported who reached out to her over the weekend,"Thank you to those who witness me as a potential candidate for leader despite the ugliness of racism present in our province.


"Over the next few weeks I will be making my decision in consultation with family, colleagues, supporters, and my community," the Saskatoon Centre MLA stated.


Nippi-Albright was first elected in the 2020 election, she is currently the Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations, Truth and Reconciliation, & Public Service Commission.


Ryan Meili announced Friday morning that he would be stepping down as leader of the party once a leader was elected. This came days after the party suffered a loss to the Saskatchewan Party in the by-election in the North East riding of Athabasca, a riding that has only sent Liberal and NDP MLA's to Regina since 1975.