(Ottawa) February 19, 2016 – Dwight Dorey, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, released the following statement regarding Melanie Mark being sworn in as the first female Indigenous member of the British Columbia legislature:
“Today marks a historic day in Indigenous history and I’m proud to congratulate Melanie on her accomplishment. I had the pleasure of meeting with John Horgan, the Leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, and Carole James, the former Leader of the opposition and former Leader of the B.C. NDP last November. I’m glad Melanie decided to serve in public office. It’s great to see another Indigenous person elected, and I am certain she will serve her riding of Vancouver-Mount Pleasant well.”
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is the national voice representing the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 70% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.
To arrange an interview with National Chief Dwight Dorey, please contact:
Julian Morelli, Director of Policy and Communications
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 197
Melissa Dawe, Communications Coordinator
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 230