Welcome to Ellected – the podcast about women in politics, by women in politics, and for anyone who supports women in politics.
In Episode 7 of Ellected, Nahanni Fontaine and Sarah discuss the lack of representation of Indigenous women in the Manitoba legislature, and who our Canadian parliamentary systems and buildings are for. They also discuss question period, parliamentary language, working within the systems when speaking out on issues, and the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirited.
Nahanni Fontaine is the Manitoba NDP House Leader of the Official Opposition and Critic for Justice, Spokesperson for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S) and Spokesperson for Veterans Affairs Nahanni has been the MLA for St. Johns since 2016. She is a nationally recognized expert on Indigenous women in Canada and has helped to bring international attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Indigenous/police relations, and women’s representation in politics. She is proud to be Status Ojibway from the Sagkeeng Anishinaabe First Nation.
Sarah Elder-Chamanara is the founder, creative director and owner of Madame Premier, a feminist and political clothing company based in Calgary, Alberta. With the underlying principle of seeing more women and diversity in politics, elected and in backrooms, at every level, Madame Premier creates the opportunity for conversations about why politics needs to change. Madame Premier has been featured in the National Post, CBC, Forbes and Toronto Star. Sarah is currently planning on opening Madame Premier’s first retail location in summer 2021 in Calgary.
- In the last episode of Ellected, Sarah Elder-Chamanara and Jill Promoli discuss the tragic sudden death of one of her children from the seasonal flu – and her tireless vaccine advocacy ever since.
- Rudy Kelly on trauma, the horror of children removed from their families, and why nobody can or should “get over it” anytime soon.
- Carol Anne Hilton: One of the biggest opportunities – and needs – in the emerging Indigenous economy is tech.