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Indigenous leaders in Sask. weigh in on voting in federal election – CBC
by ahnationtalk onOctober 21, 201965 Views
Community efforts are underway to help Indigenous voters cast their ballots if they want
Oct 20, 2019
With the federal election around the corner, Indigenous leaders and community members are discussing an old question: to vote or not?
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations chief Bobby Cameron said he’s hopeful that every undecided First Nation person 18 and older cast their ballot — but he’s also respecting the view of those who choose not to.
“It’s imperative and crucial that our people vote,” Cameron said.
“I know some people say ‘they don’t represent me, so I’m not voting,’ or ‘they don’t speak for me, I’m not voting,’ that’s their choice. But the fact of the matter is, whatever government gets in, they’re making decisions on First Nation’s behalf.”