Long House

CBC March 30, 2019

While Ottawa is reeling over the latest materials shared with a Commons committee by Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister and attorney general is spending the day in her home territory on Vancouver Island where she’s being honoured by members of her Kwakwaka’wakw family and community.

The Vancouver-Granville Liberal MP has captured national attention in recent weeks, following her testimony on the SNC-Lavalin controversy, her resignation from cabinet and the release of a secretly-recorded phone call on Friday. 

Saturday’s event was a break from the politics in Ottawa: a day for members of her Kwakwaka’wakw nation to celebrate Puglaas, Wilson-Raybould’s Kwak’wala name that roughly translates to “woman born to noble people.” Roughly 500 people came out for the event in Campbell River, B.C.

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