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MLA Nahanni Fontaine, St. Johns

 Lord, we ask that You would bless Nahanni Fontaine – MLA for St. Johns and Critic for Justice and spokesperson for MMIWG2S. We thank you for her advocacy for women’s health and restorative justice. Lord, we ask that you would bless and protect her family and draw them all to you. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

As a young girl and teen, Nahanni Fontaine made Winnipeg’s North End her home. Since then she has since spent much of her political activism and career strengthening the voices of Indigenous women and girls. Before entering politics, Nahanni worked as Special Advisor on Aboriginal Women’s Issues for the Indigenous Issues Committee of Cabinet of Manitoba, with a special focus on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). She also worked as an Environmental Researcher for Sagkeeng First Nation and taught in the Native Studies department at the University of Manitoba. Nationally, her work has been at the forefront of raising awareness on MMIWG, while locally, she has coordinated an unprecedented network of advocacy and support for MMIWG families. For this work, she was honoured with the Governor-General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case in 2013.