Alexis Wawanoloath

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Alexis Wawanoloath
MNA for Abitibi-Est
In office
April 25, 2007 – November 5, 2008
Preceded by Pierre Corbeil
Succeeded by Pierre Corbeil
Personal details
Born (1982-07-15) July 15, 1982 (age 34)
Val-d'Or, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois
Spouse(s) Mira Frechette

Alexis Wawanoloath (born July 15, 1982 in Val-d'Or, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. He was a member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Abitibi-Est, representing the Parti Québécois. He is a member of the Abenaki First Nation.

The son of Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath and Gaston Larouche, he studied at the Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue.[1] Wawanoloath worked as a technician in social work at the l'Or-et-des-Bois School Board, an educator at a child daycare centre and a host for the Centre polyvalent pour jeunes autochthones in Val-d'Or. He was the president of the youth aboriginal council and an administrator at the Abitibi-Témiscamingue youth forum.

Wawanoloath became the first aboriginal member ever elected to the National Assembly, defeating Liberal incumbent Pierre Corbeil in the 2007 elections.[2] He was named the PQ critic for youth by André Boisclair. He ran again in the 2008 election and was defeated by Corbeil.[3]

On December 1, 2013, he was elected as councillor in the Abenakis of Odanak council.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
  2. ^ "Outgoing Liberal cabinet meets for last time". Canada.com. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Liberals gain in Abitibi-Témiscamingue region". CBC News. December 8, 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Mailhot, Joanie (December 2, 2013). "Richard O'Bomsawin réélu comme chef à Odanak". Le Courrier du Sud (in French). Retrieved July 16, 2014. 

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