The Rev. Arthur Anderson, 72, a retired Aboriginal Anglican priest in the diocese of Qu'Appelle, was awarded the 2009 Regina Mulitfaith Award given annually by the Regina Multifaith Forum to individuals whose outstanding achievements 'make Regina proud'. "Since his ordination [in 1988] at St. Paul's Cathedral in Regina, Mr. Anderson has worked in both non-aboriginal and aboriginal parishes in Saskatchewan." "When the Indian residential schools issue started heating up in the 1990s, Mr. Anderson was a priest at three First Nations reserves, including Gordon, his birthplace. 'What was I to do ? I told them there are people journey with you. Maybe you don't see them, but they're there, they're very concerned. They [indigenous people] don't hear that very often,' he said. Mr. Anderson was himself a former residential school student. A veteran who spent 29 years in the military, Mr. Anderson was also appointed early this year as diocesan elder by the bishop of Qu'Appelle, Greg Kerr-Wilson".