Leah Gazan: Getting hard truths into mainstream media

Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, Leah Gazan explains how sharing her voice as an Indigenous woman fighting for Indigenous rights has become more challenging now that she’s been elected into Parliament. She explains that through her own op-eds and writings, she’s able to get the ‘hard truths out there.’

“Before you can reconcile anything, you need justice. Before you can have justice, you need to have truth,” says Leah Gazan.

This is a clip from rabble’s most recent live politics panel. ‘Off the Hill: What does reconciliACTION look like’ featured guests MP Leah Gazan, Georgina Lazore, and Breanne Lavallée-Heckert. Co-hosted by Robin Browne and Libby Davies.

Leah Gazan is the member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. She is currently the NDP critic for Children, Families, and Social Development. She is also the critic for Women and Gender Equality, and the deputy critic for Housing. Leah is a member of Wood Mountain Lakota Nation, located in Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory.

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