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Economic Club of Canada’s Voice of Hope Award goes to 26-year-old Pakistani MNA Wazir

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Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, 26, was this year's Voice of Hope recipient from the Economic Club of Canada.

Hundreds gathered at the Chateau Laurier Hotel ballroom on Nov. 26 to hear 26-year-old Pakistani MNA Ayesha Gulalai Wazir speak about her experience growing up in a highly conservative tribal area where she overcame sexism to become the youngest MP and first female MP from her South Waziristan region.

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Economic Club of Canada’s Voice of Hope Award goes to 26-year-old Pakistani MNA Wazir

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, 26, was this year's Voice of Hope recipient from the Economic Club of Canada.

Hundreds gathered at the Chateau Laurier Hotel ballroom on Nov. 26 to hear 26-year-old Pakistani MNA Ayesha Gulalai Wazir speak about her experience growing up in a highly conservative tribal area where she overcame sexism to become the youngest MP and first female MP from her South Waziristan region.

  

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Monday, April 21, 2014
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ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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