Indigenous Albertans urged to get out and vote – CBC

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Indigenous Albertans urged to get out and vote – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2015291 Views

Oct 07, 2015

Indigenous people who haven’t voted in past federal elections are being told that they could make a big difference if they cast a ballot on Oct. 19.

First Nations leaders gathered at a forum at the River Cree Resort in Enoch Wednesday to urge indigenous people to get excited about voting.

Treaty 6 Grand Chief Tony Alexis said issues like the need for an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women are key in this campaign.He said the only way to get the government to pay attention is by getting to the ballot box.

“That is something that is being organized by First Nation people on the ground and they’re asking to be heard,” he said.

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