Meet Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse

Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Rutherford and a proud member of Michel First Nation – Treaty 6, seeks to lead the Alberta NDP and become the next Premier, emphasizing unity in facing challenges like climate change and economic security.

Her leadership approach is grounded in hard work, collaboration, and community connection, demonstrating a commitment to listen and provide decisive leadership. Jodi’s journey involves learning from elders, earning an undergraduate degree in Native Studies, and pursuing a Master’s Degree with a focus on water security.

As a former Commissioner on the Edmonton Police Commission, Jodi actively addressed racism and engaged in social innovation, conflict mediation, and Aboriginal health initiatives, showcasing her diverse leadership skills.

Her two-term council membership for the Michel First Nation included vital roles in land claims and governance. Collaborating with Chief Wilton Littlechild, she brought the World Indigenous Nations Games to Edmonton and served as the Executive Director of the Yellowhead Indigenous Education Foundation.

Jodi’s advocacy spans issues like developmental disabilities, child welfare, and homelessness in Edmonton. Her dedication to mentoring youth and leading impactful projects reflects her commitment to positive change.