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Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Rutherford on May 29, 2023.
She is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.
Prior to joining the Legislative Assembly, Member Calahoo Stonehouse led the Yellowhead Indigenous Education Foundation as the executive director from 2019 to 2023. She was a steward at Edmonton Shift Lab until 2023 as well.
Member Calahoo Stonehouse worked with the University of Alberta (U of A) in faculty development and community relations for the Faculty of Law. From 2016 to 2017 she acted as the executive director of the World Indigenous Games, and she also acted as the community engagement and reconciliation adviser, again at the U of A, in the office of the provost.
Member Calahoo Stonehouse has been extremely active in the community, most recently acting as a commissioner with the Edmonton Police Commission from 2021 to 2023. She served two terms as a member of the council for Michel First Nation between 2006 and 2013 and was a collective member for Walking with Our Sisters from 2014 to 2023.
She was awarded the Roger S. Smith award from the U of A in 2010.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Member Calahoo Stonehouse is part of the Michel First Nation and is Cree and Mohawk. Powwows, round dances, sun dances, night lodges and giveaways are important parts of her life. She enjoys spending time with her kids, their dog and her extended family, among many other activities.
She was the 958th Member to be sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
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