First Blackfoot candidate runs for Calgary city council – APTN News

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First Blackfoot candidate runs for Calgary city council – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202126 Views

While all eyes are on the federal election, history is being made in Calgary’s municipal election.

Marilyn North Peigan is the first Blackfoot woman to run for council in the city surrounded by Blackfoot communities.

“We need leadership that reflects our community,” North Peigan said adding she represents more than the Indigenous community.

North Peigan is a long-time resident of Calgary’s Ward 7, a Canadian Forces veteran and committee member of the White Goose Flying Report, a local response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

“We need to get that White Good Flying Report implemented into city hall which is supposed to be for the betterment of everybody,” she said outside of her downtown, Calgary apartment. “We still have a way to go and we have so much to tackle. I know right now the city if Calgary is ready for truth and reconciliation, it’s about understanding how to implement it that’s where we’re lacking right now.

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