Patti LaBoucane-Benson

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Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Senator for Alberta
Assumed office
October 3, 2018
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byJulie Payette
Personal details
Born (1969-02-20) February 20, 1969 (age 50)
Political partynon-affiliated

Patti LaBoucane-Benson (born February 20, 1969) is a Canadian academic and politician. A Métis, she serves as director of research at the Native Counselling Services of Alberta.[1] She was appointed to the Senate of Canada on October 3, 2018 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.[2]

She was the winner of the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2016 for The Outside Circle, a graphic novel she cowrote with Kelly Mellings.[3]