|Senator for Alberta|
|Assumed office |
October 3, 2018
|Nominated by||Justin Trudeau|
|Appointed by||Julie Payette|
|Born||February 20, 1969|
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. She was appointed to the Senate of Canada on October 3, 2018 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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.
- "Trudeau taps Indigenous advocate, G7 organizer for Senate seats in Alberta and Ontario". Toronto Star, October 3, 2018.
- "Edmontonians Paula Simons, Patti LaBoucane-Benson appointed to Senate". CBC News Edmonton, October 3, 2018.
- "Graphic novel The Outside Circle wins $12K Burt Award". CBC Books, October 13, 2016.
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