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Indigenous leaders in Sask. weigh in on voting in federal election – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 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.”

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