The Indigenous community will now have more provincial representation in the north. Progressive Conservative and former Lac Seul First Nation Chief Clifford Bull has been named as an adviser for Indigenous Affairs Minister and Kenora Rainy-River MPP Greg Rickford.

Bull will act on behalf of Rickford and Ontario Premier Doug Ford as a liaison with Indigenous communities across the province, as they tackle economic, social and jurisdictional issues affecting communities. Bull is the first person to take on the position, as it was only recently created.

"Clifford Bull has a long history of leadership within his community, working with other First Nation leaders, both levels of government, industry and municipalities," said Minister Rickford.

"He has a proven track record of bringing communities and individuals together to achieve common goals, and as Special Adviser, I know he will help create meaningful opportunities to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous communities and Ontario."

The provincial government added that Bull worked to build Lac Seul First Nation into an economic leader in the region, when he served as Chief from 2006 to 2018. He was also a band councillor for four years, and was a social worker in the community for two years.

Bull was a provincial election candidate for the PC’s in Kiiwetinoong, but lost to the NDP’s Sol Mamakwa.

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