MLA Page — Nahanni Fontaine

Amazed by commitment of students

This past June, I had the pleasure of attending multiple school graduations in St. Johns. As a mother who attended every one my two children’s various graduation ceremonies from daycare to elementary to high school, I understand the pride and emotions parents feel...

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Local events great models for youth

It has been an incredible summer out here in St. Johns. I have been just bursting with community pride because of the great examples I have recently seen of the community spirit that brings us all together. We are so fortunate to have many strong and passionate...

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Indigenous women, girls’ lives are sacred

On April 8, we learned that the investigation into the disappearance of Christine Wood, age 21, is now a homicide. I want to take a moment to simply say to Melinda and George Wood, Christine’s parents from Oxford House First Nation, how incredibly sorry I am for the...

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Inspired by those fighting for women's rights

On March 8, women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day to recognize the progress that we’ve made, tirelessly fighting for our basic rights and freedoms. Like generations of grandmothers and mothers before me, I’ve sought to advance the rights of...

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Investing in the gift of reading

Sometimes on these cold winter nights, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a warm cup of tea and a nice book. Because February is I Love to Read Month, right now is a particularly great time to be digging out some of your favourite stories. I Love...

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Honouring Sagkeeng First Nations Students

This past April, a group of high schools students from my home community of Sagkeeng First Nation, traveled to Europe to take part in the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. For two years, the students fundraised $5000 each required to participate in the trip. Additionally,...

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Aboriginal Practical Nursing Program

I'm honoured to acknowledge the 20 all-female indigenous students enrolled in the Assiniboine Community College's Aboriginal practical nursing program in Portage la Prairie, alongside their dedicated instructors. I was thrilled to visit the students on campus, experiencing...

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