As for Romeo’s visit, he will be in KW on January 15th – this Sunday – in the evening. This will be your opportunity to meet Romeo, get to know him, and get to know what his plans are for the party and for Canada. All of the details can be found below and on the event’s website, here: http://kitchenercentrendp.ca/events/meet-romeo-saganash-when-he-visits-kitchener-waterloo/
I hope to see you there to meet with Romeo.
About the event:
When: Sunday January 15: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: 6:00 @ Waterloo Town Square / 7:00 @ Barley Works
59 King St N, Waterloo
Romeo Saganash, candidate for leadership of the federal New Democratic Party, will visit Kitchener Waterloo on Sunday, January 15th and you’re invited to meet and get to know Romeo.
6:00-6:45—Waterloo Town Square—Join Romeo for a casual evening ice-skate in the Square! Bring your skates!
7:00-9:00—Barley Works (Huether Hotel, 59 King Street N, Waterloo—The Cavern Room) – Romeo will speak about who he is, why he wants to lead the NDP, and what his vision is as Prime Minister of Canada. Light appetizers will be provided. Romeo will give a short speech followed by a question and answer period, after which Romeo will be available to meet and greet with those present.
For more information, and to RSVP for one or both of these events, see the Facebook events pages at: http://www.facebook.com/events/188771981220980/?notif_t=event_invite#!/events/188771981220980/ and http://www.facebook.com/events/297581466960462/?ref=notif¬if_t=event_invite.
As the first Indigenous person to seek the leadership of a major federal political party – and perhaps our next Prime Minister – Romeo is breaking new ground. His candidacy is inspiring party faithful and disaffected voters alike, building on the legacy left to us.
Romeo was raised in the small northern community of Waswanipi, Quebec. He is a residential school survivor and a graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal law school. Multilingual, he is fluent in Cree, both of Canada’s official languages and Spanish.
Romeo’s ability to bring people together and get the job done is well known in Quebec and around the world. He was one of the principal authors of La Paix des Braves – the landmark agreement between the James Bay Cree and the Government of Quebec – and a key player in many national and international initiatives, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
A lifelong environmentalist, Romeo served as vice-‐chair of the Cree Regional Authority and Chair of the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment. His work in the economic sector with Creeco Inc. and the Eeyou Co. showed his understanding of how to balance our duty as stewards of the land with sustainable economic growth.
In politics for nearly 30 years, Romeo founded the Cree Nation Youth Council in 1985, served as Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Cree and now represents Abitibi-‐James Bay-‐Nunavik-‐Eeyou in the House of Commons.