Sixties Scoop survivor Nadine Delorme declared women in NWT politics “need to be given a chance” as she announced her intention to stand for election in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh.
Delorme, making her announcement via Facebook video last week, described being motivated to run by her personal frustration with housing issues in her community. “What can I do to make this better?” she asked.
Delorme also listed child welfare and the “issue concerning dogs in our communities” as topics about which she intends to campaign.
In explaining why she intends to run, Delorme drew a line to her uncle, the late Charlie Delorme, who is commemorated in the form of a Terry Pamplin mural erected in Yellowknife last year.
Charlie Delorme was known in the city for his philanthropy. Nadine Delorme attended a ceremonial unveiling of the mural in September 2018.
“I’m reminded I have a legacy to fulfill,” she said last week, referring to Charlie’s work.
Steve Norn has also publicly declared an intention to run in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh. The district, which encompasses Ndilo, Dettah, Łutselkʼe, and Fort Resolution, is currently represented by Tom Beaulieu, who is stepping down at the fall’s election.
Cabin Radio understands at least one other candidate is expected to stand in the district.