MLA Page — Nahanni Fontaine

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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Thanking Saul for his service

One of the most cherished St. Johns MLAs, Saul Cherniak celebrated an incredible milestone earlier this month when he turned 100 years old. Saul served as the MLA for St. Johns from 1962 to 1981. While I do not have enough space for a full rendering of Saul’s varied...

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Supporting the families of MMIWG

By Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for Point Douglas As published in The Times January 09, 2016 The holidays can be a time of celebration for many people in Manitoba with the spirit of gratitude and recognition of one’s blessings. Unfortunately,...

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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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Christine Wood

On April 8th, we learned the investigation into the disappearance of Christine Wood, age 21, is now rendered a homicide with the arrest of Brett Overby. I want to take a moment to simply say to Melinda and George Wood, Christine's parents from Oxford House First...

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Manitoba Delegation of "Daughters of the Vote"

Madam Speaker, While the lack of human rights for women and girls manifests itself differently across the globe, I’m sure we can all agree on the importance of equitable space of women and girls; notably within predominantly male political space. In honour of the 100-Year...

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Organizations that Support Refugees

It's clear today's increasing global refugee crisis is a definitive issue of our time, with millions of desperate peoples forced to flee their countries owing to persecution, war and violence. Indeed, in recent months, we've witnessed this global crisis at our very own doors, with...

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