Local lawyer from Wauzhushk Onigum, Janine Seymour, has announced her candidacy for the federal NDP in the Kenora Riding for this upcoming federal election.  

Seymour announced the news while at the former St. Mary’s Residential School on Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, “I am here at the St. Mary’s Residential School to remind me of what this is about; the people of these lands, the stewards of the resources and territories,” said Seymour.  

Seymour has a very diverse background of community involvement; she has served as a board member of the Sunset Country Family Health Team and Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig, and as a founding board member of Ahze-mino-gahbewewin/Reconciliation Kenora. Her past work includes time as a political advisor for Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, the Grand Chief of Treaty No. 3. 

“I am very excited to work with all the communities across the riding of Kenora and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh” added Seymour.  

The next federal election is scheduled for September 20th, 2021, just 34 days away.