Reggie is well-recognized in Saskatchewan for his work to promote culture, diversity and the protection of human rights. After graduating with a BA in history and philosophy, Mr. Newkirk worked as Executive Director of the Napi (Blackfoot) Friendship Association in Pincher Creek, Alberta and served on the Provincial and National Association of Friendship Centres. Through his volunteer activities and work experience he builds awareness of effective board governance and promotes a comprehensive vision of culture that includes facilitating positive relations and unity of thought and action. A skilled trainer, facilitator, and big picture thinker, he is also a passionate advocate for culture. He places a special emphasis on young people in the areas of multicultural policy, music and arts. He has served in numerous capacities in the human rights field with the federal, provincial and territorial Human Rights Commissions. He currently serves as a President of the SaskCulture Board of Directors, is a former board member for the Regina Jazz Society and a former member of Depot Commanding OfficerÂ¹s Committee on Diversity Management is an associate member Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, the Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association and a former critical friend of the Sakewew High School in North Battleford. He currently runs his own consulting company, Parity Consulting, from his home in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, through which he offers a wide range of training and workshop programs.