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Cree and Mohawk politician Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse breaking new ground in Alberta politics – APTN News

Nov 14, 2023

Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse believes right now is a “powerful moment in time” with Indigenous politicians changing the history of the country.

Calahoo Stonehouse spent the last day of the recent Manitoba election out on the campaign trail with Manitoba NDP leader, Wab Kinew.

She was at Kinew’s campaign headquarters later that evening when Kinew was declared the next premier of the province, the first, First Nations leader of a province in Canada.

It’s a moment Calahoo Stonehouse says she will never forget.

But just a few months earlier, it was Calahoo Stonehouse who was the one making history.

“Peal Calahasen, in 1989 was the first Métis woman to be elected into the Alberta legislature and as it stands, I’m, the first, First Nations woman to be elected into the Alberta legislature,” says Calahoo Stonehouse, who represents Edmonton-Rutherford for the NDP.

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