About Romeo Saganash
Come Together for Romeo Saganash
Next Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
Imagine a leader who can bring Canadians together.
A leader who will inspire us to move forward together. A leader who sees the way to a better Canada.
A leader who can get the job done.
I would like to introduce you to Romeo Saganash: a leader who can craft a common purpose from our many, disparate strengths to move us forward together.
Romeo was raised in the small northern community of Waswanipi, Quebec. He is a residential school survivor and a graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal law school. Multilingual, he is fluent in Cree, both of Canada’s official languages and Spanish.
Romeo’s ability to bring people together and get the job done is well known in Quebec and around the world. He was one of the principal authors of La Paix des Braves – the landmark agreement between the James Bay Cree and the Government of Quebec – and a key player in many national and international initiatives, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
A lifelong environmentalist, Romeo served as vice-‐chair of the Cree Regional Authority and Chair of the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment. His work in the economic sector with Creeco Inc. and the Eeyou Co. showed his understanding of how to balance our duty as stewards of the land with sustainable economic growth.
In politics for nearly 30 years, Romeo founded the Cree Nation Youth Council in 1985, served as Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Cree and now represents Abitibi-‐James Bay-‐Nunavik-‐Eeyou in the House of Commons.
As the first Indigenous person to seek the leadership of a major federal political party – and perhaps our next Prime Minister – Romeo is breaking new ground. His candidacy is inspiring party faithful and disaffected voters alike, building on the legacy left to us.
Imagine what we can achieve when we work together.
Imagine the Canada we could build together.
Join us – let’s start moving Canada forward – together.