The Kenora Rainy-River District has a new Liberal candidate in the provincial election. Iskatewizaagegan First Nation band councillor Karen Kejick is seeking the nomination.
She holds the title for being the youngest members elected to the Grand Council Treaty #3 Women’s Executive Council from 2009-2014. She sat on the board of directions for the Kenora Sunset VCARS and the Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation. Kejick is also her council’s lead for education, governance, economic development and is entering her third consecutive term as the chair for the Fisheries Advisory Council.
In 2013, Kejick launched the green light strategy in the Treaty #3 territory. She was also heavily involved in the Not for Sale and Support our Survivors projects for the Treaty Three Police Service. Kejick represented missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls at both the first and second national round-tables for the inquiry.
Kejick has studied nursing, and is currently studying political science at the University of Manitoba.
Former federal cabinet minister Greg Rickford is the nominee for the Progressive Conservatives. Kenora’s Glen Archer is seeking the nomination for the NDP. Fort Frances’ Matt Soprovich was also seeking the NDP’s nomination, but his application was turned back by the party.
The provincial election is set for June 7.
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