In Northern BC, Women Candidates Are Challenging the Status Quo – The Tyee

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In Northern BC, Women Candidates Are Challenging the Status Quo – The Tyee

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202110 Views

From Indigenous rights to poverty and health care, these political hopefuls bring lived experience to tough issues.

Adeana Young sits on Government Wharf in Masset, B.C., eating takeout from one of the village’s exceptionally large selection of food trucks and gazing out over Masset Sound. Seagulls play in the silvery light cast on the inlet by overcast skies as Young talks about the upcoming federal election.

Young, whose Haida name is Kuun Jaadas, grew up several kilometres from here in Old Massett, a reserve at the northern tip of Haida Gwaii. She’s spent most of her life in this archipelago off the northwest coast, sitting on the local band council and as a school board trustee. Several years ago, she also landed a leading role in SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife), the first feature film entirely in the Haida language.

Read More: https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/09/14/Northern-BC-Women-Candidates-Challenge-Status-Quo/

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