By Lisa Goudy
Justice Eashappie, 23, is on a global mission and it all starts in Peru in November.
Eashappie, a First Nations University of Canada political science student who now lives in Moose Jaw, was selected as one of five youth to represent the Western Canadian region as a youth ambassador with Global Vision Junior Team Canada to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) in Lima, Peru. APEC is from Nov. 13-20. He is the lone representative from Saskatchewan.
“It means a lot because in the media, you normally see negative stories and negative things associated with Aboriginal people and people with disabilities,” said Eashappie, who has a mild case of cerebral palsy. “I want to be the one thing where it’s something positive, a positive outlook.”