The expectations of the chief of Uashat after the election of a first indigenous woman

The expectations of the Uashat leader after the election of a first re indigenous woman

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The election as MP of Kateri Champagne Jourdain in the riding of Duplessis raises expectations.

The leader of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, Mike McKenzie, says happy for the first Aboriginal woman to enter the National Assembly.

He hopes that the presence of the new MNA in the CAQ caucus will allow the progress of important files for his community, the people Innu and the North Shore.

Mike McKenzie cites as an example the creation of a protected area around the Moisie River and a Ministry of Relations with Native Peoples.

“ I hope that at the level of the Caquiste government, there will be an important place this time for the First Nations, to have more room to develop new nation-to-nation relations,” said Mike McKenzie.

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“Having someone inside, from the First Nations, maybe that will help relations with the Quebec government,” he said. -he commented.

Mike McKenzie also wants the government to take into account the traditional knowledge of the Innu for the preservation of the caribou.