Biography in Brief:
Blackstar earned his bachelor degree in education through the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 and bachelor of law degree in 2007.
In 2017-18, Blackstar was the director of Indigenous Education with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Among his responsibilities was the development of policy frameworks and collaborative networks.
Most recently, he was the executive director with the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund.
For the five years prior to that Blackstar, fluent in Cree, Spanish, French and English, was Canada World Youth’s director of Indigenous programs as well as director of education, recruitment, evaluation and reporting.
He was the Moosomin First Nation’s band manager and coordinator of post-secondary education and labour force development 2009-2011. Blackstar was the University of Saskatchewan research services contract officer 2008-09.
For the 10 years previous to that, he was regional manager of RCMP Aboriginal Policing Directorate (1997-2007).