Standing up for Kiiwetinoong
Deputy Leader, Critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, and for Northern Development
Sol Mamakwa is a member of the Kingfisher Lake First Nation and a resident of Sioux Lookout. He is fluent in Anishininiimowin.
Sol began his career as a health advocate, serving as Co-Chair for the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre and on other health boards. He remains committed to improving the way health is delivered throughout Nishnawbe-Aski Nation territory and the Kiiwetinoong riding.
Since 2018, Sol has committed himself to advocating for First Nations in the riding, and the North as a whole. He introduced two private member’s bills, the first of which would have made the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples a part of provincial law. The second would have mandated the government to provide clean water in all First Nations in the province.
Sol understands the challenges residents in the riding of Kiiwetinoong face. He used his time inside and outside of the legislature to tackle issues such as the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the child welfare and justice systems, the youth suicide crisis, vaccine hesitancy, and the doctor shortage in the North.
When Sol speaks, people listen. He is a caring and empathetic leader who is here for his community.