3 reasons why First Nations voters are suddenly more engaged – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2015592 Views

Aug 21, 2015

New pro-vote push for federal election could represent major shift in First Nations political values

Just a few weeks into the federal election, it’s fair to say this campaign will see a dramatic rise in participation by indigenous voters.

Already there are more than 40 First Nation, Métis or Inuit candidates seeking mainstream party nominations and a handful of ridings where all of the candidates are indigenous.

As well, the main parties are making prominent political promises to First Nations, and there is much loud encouragement by the Assembly of First Nations, the Native Women’s Association, and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, among others, to get out the vote.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/3-reasons-why-first-nations-voters-are-suddenly-more-engaged-1.3198052

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