Robert Kryszko resides in a beautiful First Nation community called Pabineau, which is in the Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore riding.
He is a business administration diploma holder, specializing in sales & marketing. In 2011, he was the recipient of the National Sales and Marketing Excellence Award and was recognized as one of the top 5 marketers in Canada that year.
He is the first Aboriginal (in 2011) to be elected to serve on the NBCC Provincial Council of Student Executives, representing 6 NBCC campuses throughout the province and over 5000 post-secondary students. Also, he is the first Aboriginal (in 2010) to be elected as Vice-President to the NBCC Miramichi Student Council.
In 2004, Robert was elected as Councillor for the Pabineau First Nation; in addition to being re-elected as Councillor in the following election. First Nation Councillors are at the federal level; however, he worked closely with our provincial and municipal counterparts. Also, in the early '80s, Robert was elected as Vice-President for the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, representing the Bathurst area.
All 3 levels of government know that Indigenous people (Indian, Inuit, and Métis) have a unique relationship with the land; they are well known as the "Protectors of the Land". It is not hard to see that the Green Party respects and recognizes the Peace and Friendship Treaty, and are willing to work with Indigenous peoples towards a framework that outlines the implementation strategy of the historic Treaty.
In his opinion, the Green Party's representatives and constituents are "Protectors of the Land" as well, and have the know-how and ability to commence a vibrant green economy that will even make Mother Earth smile. That is why he is interested in being a candidate for the New Brunswick Green Party.