Monday, October 31, 2022

A recent appearance in the media OCTOBER 2022 RE: local election

https://www.guelphme … -municipal-election/

Guelph Indigenous community and disability activist Mike (O’dah ziibing) Ashkewe said he was happy with the “new faces on council and some of the ones returning.” He is confident that they share his views on the importance of accessibility and representation.

He called newly elected Erin Caton, Ward 1, a “champion” and said that “Guelph could not have asked for a better person when it comes to representing the disabled community.”

For Ashkewe, issues like accessibility and affordability in the city are top of mind as he said he may face limitations finding housing and accessing transportation with his wheelchair in the future. He also shared that he would love to see more support for creating Indigenous spaces and expanding the role of Indigenous Peoples in the city and at City Hall.