Fort William First Nation's Georjann Morriseau says she's ready for politics on the national scene.

She is already the chief of her community, and one of the youngest chiefs in Canada.

Morriseau announced on Tuesday that she's seeking the nomination for the federal Liberal party in the riding of Thunder Bay-Rainy River.

In a news release, she said the area has not had effective representation "for too long."

Morriseau later told CBC News in an interview that she had been approached by established Liberals asking her to run, and was encouraged by residents of the Thunder Bay area to do so.

"I am honoured and I am very humbled by the opportunity because I don't think it's every day that people are approached to do this," she said.

Morriseau was elected chief of Fort William First Nation in 2013.

Thunder Bay-Rainy River is currently represented by New Democrat John Rafferty.