A young Sault Ste. Marie woman stood up in the House of Commons today to demand equitable funding for indigenous education.
Samantha MacKenzie, a recent grad from Queen's University's aboriginal teacher education program, is part of an effort to mark the 100th anniversary of the first women to get formal federal political engagement.
Daughters of the Vote saw 338 youth Canadian women take over the seats of the House of Commons today, International Women's Day.
MacKenzie, who works with Free the Children and Teach for Canada recently helped train teachers working in Northern Ontario First Nations communities, was chosen to represent the riding of Sault Ste. Marie.
You can watch her speech on CPAC here (she's around the 55:30 mark).