Darby StarrattMNO citizen Darby Starratt in the House of Commons.Submitted by Bryanna Scott, President of the MNO Thunder Bay Métis Council

Darby Starratt, Secretary for the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Thunder Bay Métis Council, recently accepted a position in Ottawa working for newly elected Thunder Bay-Rainy River Member of Parliament (MP) Don Rusnak.

Starratt was born and raised in Hudson and left northwestern Ontario to pursue her studies at Carleton University, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating, she enrolled at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree.

As a teacher, Starratt worked for a number of years within Aboriginal communities, teaching at various First Nations schools in northwestern Ontario. When she accepted a position as Aboriginal Student Navigator at Confederation College, she became actively involved with the MNO Thunder Bay Métis Council.

During the recent federal election, Starratt volunteered on Don Rusnak’s campaign. Afterward, Rusnak offered her the position of his Executive Assistant in Ottawa. The MNO Thunder Bay Métis Council is very proud and wishes her all the best in her new position!

Published on: December 17, 2015