Why we Vote: Métis Nation—Saskatchewan Election 2021 – GDI

Why we Vote: Métis Nation—Saskatchewan Election 2021 – GDI

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202131 Views

On May 29, 2021, Métis citizens of Saskatchewan will head to the polls and select executive and regional leadership for the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan (MN—S).

MN—S elections are important to express opinions on issues and decisions that impact your life as a Métis while preserving the continuity of democracy. Geordy McCaffrey, Executive Director of GDI, adds, “A hallmark of a strong democracy is the number of citizens who participate in the election system and help guide the Nation.”

The MN—S is structured to represent the political, socioeconomic, cultural, and educational interests of over 58,000 Métis citizens (according to the last Canadian census in 2016) or up to 80,000 according to unofficial numbers, divided into 12 regions. It is important to acknowledge that the leadership within the MN—S makes critical decisions, worth millions of dollars, on Métis resources for Métis citizens flowing from the Canada-Métis Nation Accord. They also impact the future of the MN—S affiliates, including GDI. For example, in the last round of MN–S Constitutional Reform (2019-2020), it is noted that there is a desire to turn the affiliates into “departments” of the MN–S. Such a move would fundamentally alter the administration and structure of GDI.

Read More: https://gdins.org/why-we-vote-metis-nation-saskatchewan-election-2021/

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