In my experience, the core principles of the B.C. Green Party ~ Ecological Wisdom, Respect for Diversity, Social Justice and Participatory Democracy, Sustainability, and Non-Violence ~ are reflected in the hearts and minds of many people in the north. These principles and the party platform require visibility to be fully embraced. The best time to do this is at election time.
During the last B.C. election I went to mark my ballot in the voting booth but could not find the Green Party candidate to put my X beside! There was no one representing the B.C. Green Party in our riding. I did not want this to happen again in this election, so I stepped forward and became a candidate.
I am deeply passionate about the environment and global warming and the need to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. We need to conserve and sustainably manage the remaining natural resources in the north, for our children and their children. It is essential for me to be part of reconciling the colonial legacy that continues to impact the lives of Indigenous peoples in B.C. and Canada. We need to recognize and respect Aboriginal rights, land claims, languages and Indigenous knowledges.