Marion Anderson (politician)

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Marion Anderson, O.Ont (born c. 1914, date of death unknown) was a Canadian politician. In 1950, she became the first woman to serve as a First Nations band councillor in Ontario.[1][2] An Oji-Cree from the Big Trout Lake band in Kenora District, Anderson worked as a midwife and was renowned for her hunting, fishing and trapping skills.[2] She also represented the community on the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council and walked 75 kilometres to Bearskin Lake to represent the community at meetings.[2] She was awarded the Order of Ontario in 1998.[2]

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  1. ^ Ontario, Government of. "MCI - Active Citizenship". www.citizenship.gov.on.ca. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Order of Ontario medal for first female band councillor", Windspeaker, July 1998.