U of L grad the exception as aboriginal politician – Lethbridge Herald

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U of L grad the exception as aboriginal politician – Lethbridge Herald

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015535 Views

January 29, 2015.

When it’s election time for chief and council, there’s plenty of interest in most First Nations communities. But far fewer aboriginal Canadians put their name forward for civic or provincial office.

University of Lethbridge grad Jennifer Campeau is an exception. She was elected four years ago as an MLA by voters in Saskatoon, and later named a cabinet minister in the current Saskatchewan Party government.

Campeau, back in Lethbridge briefly as a mentor for aboriginal students here, says mentorship programs can prove effective in encouraging young men and women to complete high school and move on to post-secondary programs. They also spark interest in university-level challenges like business case competitions.

As the university’s first “executive-in-residence” in the Scotiabank First Nations, Metis and Inuit Mentors Program, Campeau was able to meet a number of local high school students as well as grad students and participants in the First Nations Transition Program at the U of L.

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