Amanda Lathlin was the first First Nations woman to be elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly when she became the MLA for The Pas in 2015.
Deeply rooted in her community, Amanda is a mother, a lifelong northerner, a former band councillor and an active volunteer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Native Studies and Political Studies from the University of Manitoba, and is a firm believer in the power of education to enrich and uplift the lives of northerners.
Amanda worked as a Representative Workforce Coordinator at the University College of the North (UCN) and was directly involved in creating the kind of educational and career opportunities in northern communities that help families thrive.
Amanda is standing up for good jobs and much-needed investments in the services families rely on. She has been a strong voice for the north, holding Pallister’s conservative government to account for their reckless cuts. Pallister’s government has attacked the culture and livelihoods of northern people while cutting services in the Northern Regional Health Authority, which is hurting northern families.
Amanda learned from an early age that it takes considerable dedication to fulfill the role of an MLA from her father, the late Honourable Oscar Lathlin. He taught her that hard work and a commitment to northern values are the keys to serving your community well.
Amanda is honoured to work with elders, educators, community groups and residents from every community in her constituency. She will continue to be a strong voice for the North.
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