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  • Her favourite word is aboriginal.

NDP MP for Churchill (Manitoba)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 51.10% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Step 1.Arrive home Step 2. Watch @HouseofCards #fridaynight

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter It is time for the PM to stop being part of the problem, & start working with all communities to end #MMIW//violence. http://t.co/gEvDZhRCq8

Posted on Twitter As #MMIW families spoke 2 choppers flew drowning out speakers #HarpersCanada @LeahGAZ @EllenGabriel1 @Pam_Palmater http://t.co/1nAsLo9y7n

Posted on Twitter At the Peoples' Gathering on #MMIWG2S in Ottawa @Leah GAZ @makwa_d @bearclannation @bearclannation @kivalliqboy http://t.co/zm0dUv9j1t

Posted on Twitter Min. Leitch's comment on #MMIW is unacceptable. It is a Human Rights issue that needs deep systemic change. http://t.co/ls3CzQwFD4 #wecare

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, Amnesty International's annual report highlights systemic violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in Canada. The report identified shameful behaviour from the federal government, ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter Today in QP I called on #CPC to follow @amnesty report on Federal Government violations of Indigenous rights @LeahGAZ @RussDiabo @makwa_d

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I listened to a good part of the member's speech in highlighting the current government's agenda when it comes to crime and, loosely, the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Didn't vote on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Mentioned by The Reminder Local Angle: Whom to believe? Is Churchill MP Niki Ashton on the same page as her boss when it comes to a long-gun registry? It's a fair question in light of statements by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Ashton's response to them. “I think that it is possible to provide the police with the tools to ...

A week ago

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Access to Capital I did want to make a comment. We're keen to get started as soon as possible. I know this has been in the wings for a ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to follow up on a series of questions I asked of the government some time ago, ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House to join my colleagues in the NDP who have expressed our opposition to Bill C-51. We ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Valcourt Accuses NDP Of Trying To 'Score Cheap Political Points' Over Deadly ... “This has everything to do with the lack of federal funding to First Nations when it comes to fire and emergency services,” NDP MP Niki Ashton said in question period on Wednesday. Early Tuesday, a fire ripped through a Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation house while two ... He argued that "for that member [of parliament] and that party to try to score cheap political points over the death of children on a reserve is just unacceptable." Over 900 people live on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation reserve, located 331 ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the minister may already know that people living on a first nation in Canada are 10 times more likely to die in a house ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, what is clear is that indigenous people deserve better from the government. They deserve quality services, including health care. The “First Peoples, Second Class ...

Mentioned by The Reminder MLA Steve Ashton carries northern hopes in leadership contest Thompson MLA Steve Ashton (left) met with then-MLA Gerard Jennissen and MP Niki Ashton during a trip to Flin Flon in 2009. At the time Ashton was making his first run for the leadership of the NDP. Could the province's next premier hail from northern ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, I am talking about levels of child poverty that are unprecedented in our country. This country is having an unprecedented conversation about systemic racism, ...

A month ago

Mentioned by The Reminder Niki Ashton named opposition critic for Aboriginal Affairs MP Niki Ashton, pictured in Flin Flon last fall, is the new opposition critic for Aboriginal Affairs. Churchill MP Niki Ashton says she is grateful to be named opposition critic for Aboriginal Affairs. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair awarded Ashton the appointment last ...

Mentioned by The Reminder Fighting for service They joined MP Niki Ashton this week in petitioning for a reversal of Canada Post's decision to phase out home delivery by 2018. “I know that from speaking to some seniors, it was a great concern for them and we should try to keep it,” said Miranda Nagy, who ...

Mentioned by The Carillon NDP leadership hopefuls take different approaches in their campaigns Ashton said that includes making the issue of consent part of the school curriculum and at post-secondary institutions. "We need to ensure that right from an early age that our kids know what consent is," Ashton said, his daughter, Churchill MP Niki Ashton, ...

Spoke in the House on Disaster Assistance Mr. Speaker, the government has made yet another sneaky, back-door move. This time it has done it by tripling the threshold for communities and provinces to ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you so much to our witnesses who came forward today. We've heard from many experts in this field and ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women Thank you very much. Thank you to all of our witnesses for presenting today, and thank you for sharing very important feedback. I'd like to begin ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women Ms. Decter, I also want to applaud you and the YWCA for launching the #NOTokay campaign. I understand that it did go viral. I see it ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women I appreciate that, but in the absence of Sisters in Spirit, it falls to NWAC in general, with reduced funding, to deal with this. I think ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you very much to all of our witnesses today. I want to particularly thank Ms. Earthy and Ms. Pacheleh. I realize that with the time ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Wonderful. Thank you very much, Ms. Armstrong, for joining us today and sharing the successes of your work and that of your team. One of the ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you very much, Ms. McDonald, Ms. Archer and Ms. Roy for joining us today. Ms. Roy, thank you very much for ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-522 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Saskatchewan lakes)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-491 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Bloodvein River and other rivers)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-635 An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of those programs