Helping make House history: meet Cree translator Kevin Lewis
By Samantha Wright AllenFeb. 6, 2019
On Jan. 28, Robert-Falcon Ouellette became the first MP to speak in an Indigenous language while the House provided live translation.
Cree translator Kevin Lewis, right, made history last week with Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette, left, providing the first simultaneous translation of an Indigenous language in the Chamber.
Photograph courtesy of Kevin Lewis
The first person to simultaneously translate an Indigenous language in the House of Commons has devoted almost half his life to preserving his language.
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