Thank you, Father, for Jodi who is serving the constituents of Edmonton-Rutherford. Lord, grant her Your protection, guidance, and wisdom. You said in Your word: James 1:5 (NLT) “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you.” So today Father we are asking, on behalf of Jodi, for divine wisdom in her political career. May she be able to use her insight and experience as a Cree and Mohawk towards the current challenges faced by First Nations peoples. Thank You Lord for the love that You have for her and for her servant’s heart. Bless her, her two teenagers and their rescue dog.
Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Rutherford on May 29, 2023. Prior to joining the Legislative Assembly, Member Calahoo Stonehouse led the Yellowhead Indigenous Education Foundation as the executive director from 2019 to 2023. She was a steward at Edmonton Shift Lab until 2023 as well. Member Calahoo Stonehouse worked with the University of Alberta (U of A) in faculty development and community relations for the Faculty of Law. From 2016 to 2017 she acted as the executive director of the World Indigenous Games, and she also acted as the community engagement and reconciliation adviser, again at the U of A, in the office of the provost. Born and raised in Edmonton, Member Calahoo Stonehouse is part of the Michel First Nation and is Cree and Mohawk. Powwows, round dances, sun dances, night lodges and giveaways are important parts of her life. She enjoys spending time with her kids, their dog and her extended family, among many other activities.