Cross Contemplating Comeback Despite Troubled Past

Monday, October 31, 2005 at 14:55



An Aboriginal man in Saskatoon says he has no fear of confronting his past in the days to come.


Brendan Cross, the former leader of the First Nations Party of Saskatchewan, says he is entertaining the thought of running for the leadership of a new national Aboriginal party.


The First Peoples National Party of Canada was created earlier this year in Winnipeg, and boasts 900 members.


Cross says he won’t let a former criminal conviction for indecent exposure derail his aspirations for a possible leadership bid.


Cross says he expects widespread criticism from mainstream media on that issue if and when he announces his candidacy.


As for the new party, Cross says he expects it to focus on the need for proportional representation in political ridings, and the need to address poverty amongst Aboriginal people.