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Cheryle: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes

cheryle: As the new leader of the Green Party of Alberta, Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes says she hopes to empower Albertans who don't usually see themselves in politics, according to Toronto Star. Courtesy Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes Chagnon-Greyeyes' areas of focus include improving the first-past-the-post voting system, encouraging young Albertans to vote, and changing the nature of consultation with Indigenous communities when it comes to resource extraction. The Green Party of Alberta selected its new leader, Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, on Saturday, and she hopes to use her platform to spark people-oriented and environment-oriented discussions across the province. According to Chagnon-Greyeyes, who has worked at the University of Calgary for about 13 years, the party supports Indigenous peoples more than any other political party in the province. Article Continued Below The environmental and Indigenous activist said she's excited to lead the party in the next election. The six guiding principles of the Green Party align quite nicely with the seven sacred teachings of the Cree, said Chagnon-Greyeyes, who is Cree. ( As reported in the news.