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On Wednesday, November 2nd, Mr. Floyd Powder was appointed as the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly’s Sergeant-at-Arms. The appointment takes effect on Monday, December 5, 2022.
The Northwest Territory Métis Nation would like to congratulate Master Warrant Officer (retired) Floyd Powder on his appointment. Floyd Powder is a NWTMN Beneficiary, Military Veteran, and an NWT Métis Nation representative on all issues pertaining to veterans.
From the Northwest Territory Legislative Assembly:
“The Sergeant-at-Arms is a permanent Officer of the House responsible for the preservation of order, decorum, and security therein. The position plans and manages the security and safety programs for the Legislative Assembly and Capital Site, ensuring the safety of Members, staff, and visitors at all times.
Mr. Powder was appointed as the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly’s Sergeant-at-Arms today. Mr. Powder is an Indigenous northerner born and raised in Fort Smith who has over 40 years of public service experience with the Government of the Northwest Territories and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). In the CAF, Mr. Powder was employed in numerous roles, ranging from Chair of the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group North to instructor for northern youth programs and led soldiers in Canada and on international operations. As a CAF veteran, he also volunteers for the Last Post Fund, whose “mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at the time of death” (Last Post Fund, 2022, Our Mission section).”
Read more about Mr. Powders new appointment here: https://www.ntassembly.ca/documents-proceedings/news-releases/appointment-new-sergeant-arms