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|MNA for Abitibi-Est|
April 25, 2007 – November 5, 2008
|Preceded by||Pierre Corbeil|
|Succeeded by||Pierre Corbeil|
July 15, 1982 |
|Political party||Parti Québécois|
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. 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. He was named the PQ critic for youth by André Boisclair. He ran again in the 2008 election and was defeated by Corbeil.
On December 1, 2013, he was elected as councillor in the Abenakis of Odanak council.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- "Outgoing Liberal cabinet meets for last time". Canada.com. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
- "Liberals gain in Abitibi-Témiscamingue region". CBC News. December 8, 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
- Mailhot, Joanie (December 2, 2013). "Richard O'Bomsawin réélu comme chef à Odanak". Le Courrier du Sud (in French). Retrieved July 16, 2014.
- PQ webpage (in French)