Ingrid Koehler interviews Winnipeg councillor Sherri Rollins on being an Indigenous woman in local government, why representation matters and how we all have a role in choosing the leaders of the future. From Gerald Reid we also find out about Chief Thunderwater who led the call for local government reform among indigenous peoples of Canada in the early 20th century and the dirty tricks used to stop him.
- Sherri Rollins – website and City of Winnipeg
- The Global Local newsletter on Local Government and Indigenous Communities – includes information about how to sign up for Global Local.
- Treaty People and Place: How might the Victorian treaty process influence policy and local land use planning across Australia? Recording of the live Q&A event from SGS Planning.
- Global Local Community Champion – Cllr Awards nomination page.
Find out more about the Haudenosaunee
And an educator’s guide from the Smithsonian Institute – link to a PDF
Chief Thunderwater: An Unexpected Indian in Unexpected Places is available from the University of Oklahoma Press – or through other online purveyors of books.