Indigenous candidates running for Sask. Party and NDP in northern constituencies – CBC

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Indigenous candidates running for Sask. Party and NDP in northern constituencies – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202033 Views

Northerners say it’s important that Indigenous people represent area

Oct 22, 2020

The majority of residents in Saskatchewan’s two biggest constituencies are of Indigenous ancestry, and so are the candidates running for the Sask. Party and NDP in Athabasca and Cumberland.

The space of the two northern constituencies together covers about half of Saskatchewan’s land area, according to the Saskatchewan government website, but less than four per cent of the province’s population live there.

More than 19,600 people live in northern First Nation reserves.

“It does have a significance [that all NDP and Sask. Party candidates are of Indigenous heritage] because 90 per cent of the population is Indigenous,” said Darren Deschambeault, the Sask. Party candidate for Cumberland.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/indigenous-north-1.5772160

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