Canada's First Nations people were country's first farmers• arclein
"When it comes to our history, we all have to address the ignorance and uncomfortable conversations that come up," says Cadmus Delorme. Delorme is the 39-year-old Chief of Cowessess First Nations, a Saulteaux, Cree, and Metis First Nation in southern Saskatchewan. As someone who has bloodline to the first peoples and now a dad of four young children, Delorme feels the pain of this history every day. "It feels like I constantly need to prove my worth, being caramel coloured. I feel the pressure to always do extra, something the vanilla colour doesn't have to do." A sense of responsibility is what first prompted Delorme to run for chief in 2016 at age 34 in search of creating a better tomorrow for his children and his people.