|Member of Parliament
for Northwest Territories
|Preceded by||Robert Orange|
January 25, 1935 |
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories
|Political party||New Democratic|
|Profession||Airplane pilot, broadcaster, flying instructor, fur trader, native rights worker|
Walter "Wally" Firth (born January 25, 1935) is a former Canadian politician.
A Métis, Firth was the first Native politician from the North to win a seat in the Canadian House of Commons. He served as the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories during the 1970s. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1972 federal election and re-elected in 1974. He did not run for re-election in 1979, but attempted to return to the House of Commons in the 1980 election. He was defeated in the riding of Western Arctic.
In private life, Firth had various careers as an airplane pilot, flying instructor, broadcaster and fur trader. He was also active as a Native rights advocate.
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