National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day

Cadmus Delorme Presentation Event 

What We Inherited and Better Understanding Our Role in Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

Sept. 29 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. MT
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, UCalgary

Hosted by Dr. Shawna Cunningham, EdD, acting vice-provost (Indigenous Engagement), with special remarks from UCalgary President Ed McCauley and Calgary Public Library CEO Sarah Meilleur, BA’01.Piikani Elder Reg Crowshoe, Hon. LLD’01, will open and close the event in a good way.

More about Cadmus Delorme 

Cadmus Delorme, Cowessess First Nation

Cadmus Delorme, a Cree and Saulteaux, was the Chief of the Cowessess First Nation. Mr. 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 Masters of Public Administration from the Johnson Shoyama
Graduate School of Public Policy. Recently, he has completed an Institute of Corporate Directors designation.

In 2012, Mr. Delorme received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his hospitality in walking with
King Charles III and Queen Camela when they visited First Nations University of Canada in 2012 and in 2022, Mr.
Delorme received the Queen Elizabeth II Platium Jubilee Medal. In 2015 he was 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 2016, Mr. Delorme was elected Chief at the age of 34. 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, efficiency in land use initiatives that have
created both current and future business opportunities. Also under his leadership, Cowessess First Nation focused
on political soverengty and has moved forward on Child Welfare Reform, empowering full jurisdiction when it
comes to child protection, prevention, and the wellbeing of the entire family.

In 2021, Mr. Delorme faced one of the hardest moments as Chief when the Saulteaux and Cree First Nation made
headlines with the validation of unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School. Shortly after,
Cowessess made headlines again as the first First Nations to sign an agreement with Ottawa and the province that
returns jurisdiction over children in care to the First Nation. Federal legislation overhauling Indigenous child
welfare was passed in 2019 and came into force last year.

Mr. Delorme lives with his wife Kimberly, brother-in-law, daughter and two son’s on Cowessess First Nation.

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