Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson to run for re-election with NDP

The minister of aboriginal and northern affairs has thrown his hat back in the ring ahead of the provincial election.

Robinson earns nomination to represent Keewatinook constituency for Manitoba New Democrats

Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson is running for re-election with the NDP this spring. (CBC)

The minister of aboriginal and northern affairs has thrown his hat back in the ring ahead of the provincial election.

The Manitoba NDP announced Tuesday Eric Robinson will seek re-election with the party this spring as a representative in the Keewatinook constituency.

"Eric has been a strong voice for indigenous peoples and the north for over 20 years, and we are proud Eric is running to continue to make northern Manitoba a better place," Selinger said in a statement Tuesday.

"Eric understands the challenges that indigenous communities face and is focused on creating more educational and job opportunities so that young people can build a brighter future."

Robinson is from Cross Lake First Nation (otherwise known as Pimicikamak Cree Nation) in northern Manitoba.

Manitobans head to the polls April 19.