Patrick Brazeau, Algonquin, 1975-
He is national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), the national political organization that advocates for the off-reserve Aboriginal community. Brazeau is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi reserve community near Maniwaki, Quebec. He is also a member of the Native Alliance of Quebec. Brazeau is vocal proponent for the replacement of the Indian Act with more progressive, and historically-based legislation that aims to reconstitute true Indian Nations – such as the Mohawk, Cree, Algonquin and Ojibwa nations. Brazeau spearheaded CAP’s participation in the First Nations Governance initiative launched in 2001 and continues to be a vocal proponent of open, transparent and responsible governance, both for Reserves and for all five of the national Aboriginal organizations. Brazeau believes that Aboriginal programs and services should reflect the reality that the majority of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples live off-reserve. Brazeau also believes in the concept of a Métis Nation – one that includes all Métis peoples, on the basis of provision of genealogical proof of aboriginal ancestry and community acceptance. Brazeau served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Naval Reserve/HMCS Carleton) and has a 2nd degree black belt in Karate. He holds a degree in Social Sciences and has also studied Civil Law at the University of Ottawa.

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