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Activist Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash hopes to become 1st Indigenous woman in Que’s legislature – CBC

May 31, 2022

Hopes to win northern Ungava riding for Quebec Solidaire in Oct. 3 election

A young Indigenous activist and columnist is taking a step into provincial politics.

Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash announced she will seek the nomination for the Ungava riding in northern Quebec under Québec Solidaire’s banner.

If she wins the seat in the Oct. 3 provincial election, she will be the first Indigenous woman to sit in the National Assembly, say party officials.

“My aunts inspire me,” said Labrecque-Saganash, during a press conference Sunday with the co-spokespeople for Québec Solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Manon Massé.

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