Wpg Sun: UM community member running for mayor
As the Winnipeg Sun reports: Robert Falcon Ouellette, program director of the U of M’s Access & Aboriginal Focus Programs, will be registering on Friday to be on the ballot for Oct. 22.
Ouellette, a Saskatchewan-born Cree-Metis, holds a PhD from the University of Laval in Aboriginal Studies. He is the first academic and first First Nations candidate. His campaign website.
As the Sun notes, he hopes his 18 years in the military, along with his public policy experience and knowledge of First Nations issues, will bring more depth to the current slate of candidates.
“When you join the military, good leadership skills are drilled into you every day,” he told the newspaper. “Those skills are transferable across all areas of life.”
“He doesn’t want to be known as the “‘aboriginal candidate’ but acknowledges with the larger issues that surround Winnipeg’s aboriginal community, he can be a bridge between the community and city hall,” the article reads.