Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach
Blake Desjarlais (he/him) was born in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᕀᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton) and raised in the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement.
Blake made history in September 2021 when he was the first openly Two-Spirit person and Alberta’s only Indigenous Member of Parliament to have been elected to the House of Commons.
Blake currently serves as the Caucus Vice Chair and Critic for Treasury Board, Diversity and Inclusion, Youth, Sport and Post-Secondary Education. Blake is the Deputy Critic for 2SLGBTQI+ Rights and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Blake is proud to call the Boyle Street neighbourhood in Edmonton Griesbach home.