Tk'emlups band member Nikki Fraser interviews Justin Trudeau
Nikki Fraser was one of ten Canadians chosen by CBC to interview Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
If you could ask the prime minister any question, what would it be?
Kamloops' Nikki Fraser received that opportunity this weekend as part of a special CBC News project.
Nikki is the BC Native Women's Association youth representative.
She asked Justin Trudeau how he plans to keep indigenous women safe.
With tears in her eyes, Fraser showed the prime minister photographs of her aunt and cousin, both Indigenous women who have gone missing.
She demanded to know what Trudeau will do to keep Canada safe for her three-year-old daughter.
"I don't want her to grow up in a country where I feel like her life is less valuable than a non-indigenous girl's life," she said.
"This matters," Trudeau replied. "Indigenous lives matter."
Nikki is now on her way home this morning, Daybreak reached her at the Ottawa airport.
To listen to the full interview, click on the link: Tk'emlups band member Nikki Fraser interviews Justin Trudeau.