Marilyn North Peigan, MA
Calgary Police Commission
Commission Vice-chair Marilyn North Peigan works providing outreach, community advocacy and education with the Native Counseling Services of Alberta, working to support residential school survivors and their families.
She is also specialist in the field of corporate, event, and private security, bringing a background in military training and customer service. She has extensive experience in VIP security with a focus on the Aboriginal entertainment community.
Vice-chair North Peigan served with the military medical corps of the Canadian Armed Forces. After an honourable discharge, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts from Athabasca University, which covered the historical issues leading up to Canada’s current situation with missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
Her contributions to the community include having served as Vice-chair of the Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee, which strived to improve the opportunities and quality of life for Aboriginal people living in Calgary. Vice-chair North Peigan is proficient in the Blackfoot language and Treaty 7 territory culture.
In 2012, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
Vice-chair North Peigan has been on the Commission since November 2017.