In 2006, Cherish Jean-Baptiste graduated from the University of Regina in affiliation with the First Nations University of Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing. In 2015, Cherish was a selected as a CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 Under 40 Finalist, an awareness campaign which celebrates the province’s new generation of leaders, builders and change-makers under the age of 40. In that same year, Cherish was selected as the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Recipient for the University of Regina’s Crowning Alumni Achievement Awards.
Cherish works as the Manager of Indigenous Strategy & Engagement at SaskGaming which operates Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw. She leads SaskGaming’s Indigenous Employment Strategy ensuring that the Crown corporation is making progress in achieving the 50 per cent Indigenous employment. Cherish is a member of the First Nations University of Canada’s Spring Celebration Powwow Committee as well as the First Nations University of Canada’s Alumni Association.
Cherish is passionate about economic reconciliation, leadership development and mentorship opportunities that build a skilled workforce in Saskatchewan. Cherish lives in Regina and is a member of the Carry-the-Kettle Nakoda Nation.