New Manitoba Deputy Premier Uzoma Asagwara, right, with Premier Wab Kinew. She is also minister of health, seniors and long-term care. (Prabhjot Singh Lotey/CBC)

Monday 23 October 2023

History was made in Manitoba as Nigerian-Canadian Uzoma Asagwara was appointed the first Black woman as the province’s Deputy Premier. This followed the election of the NDP led by Indigenous Premier Wab Kinew as the province’s new government, defeating the incumbent Conservative Party. A former Canadian basketball star, Uzoma, is non-binary and made history as the first black queer MLA in the province when she was first elected in 2019. She is also the new minister of health, seniors and long-term care.

Click on the links below for more news about Uzoma Asagwara:

Wab Kinew officially sworn in as Manitoba’s 1st First Nations premier | CBC News

Black, Queer and Making History – Meet Uzoma Asagwara (

Uzoma Asagwara – Our Communities (

Uzoma Asagwara – Wikipedia