Mayoral Candidate, Martin Heavy Head, Isn't Mincing Words When it Comes to Racism in Lethbridge

Martin Heavy Head being interviewed by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Lethbridge Mayoral candidate Martin Heavy Head is focusing on racism and homelessness as he runs in this month's civic election.

A Lethbridge mayoral candidate isn't mincing words when it comes to racism. Martin Heavy Head is a member of the Blood Tribe but has lived in Lethbridge most of his life. During an interview with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, the 32 year old said issues of homelessness and racism make it difficult for aboriginal people to live in Lethbridge. He says "Winnipeg is often labelled as the most racist city in Canada, but I said, you know, they haven't been to Lethbridge. I think we could win this if they really spend time here." Heavy Head is first aboriginal person to ever run for Mayor in Lethbridge. He also told the APTN "there is a very, very sharp divide between people living on reserve and people living in Lethbridge." Civic Election Day is October 16th. -Pat Siedlecki with files from the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Martin Heavy Head

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