Special Guests for ALDR 6305: In Search of Reconciliation Through Dispute Resolution...     Myrna McCallum     Dr. Bruce McIvor     Snotty Nose Rez Kids     Dr. Norma Dunning     Dominga Robinson     Blake Desjarlais     Helen Flamand     Elder John Bigstone

Blake Desjarlais (he/him) was born in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᕀᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton) and raised in the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement.

Blake made history in September 2021 when he was the first openly Two-Spirit person and Alberta’s only Indigenous Member of Parliament to have been elected to the House of Commons.

Blake currently serves as the Caucus Vice Chair and Critic for Treasury Board, Diversity and Inclusion, Youth, Sport and Post-Secondary Education. Blake is the Deputy Critic for 2SLGBTQI+ Rights and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Blake is proud to call the Boyle Street neighbourhood in Edmonton Griesbach home.

Links of interest:

Meet Blake Desjarlais, the Métis NDP candidate who just ended a Conservative stronghold in Edmonton Griesbach

How the doors opened for Blake Desjarlais, Canada’s first two-spirit MP and the NDP’s new man in Edmonton

Blake Desjarlais Edmonton Griesbach