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Young Wiikwemkoong activist represents home riding at DoV – Manitoulin Expositor

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019111 Views

April 3, 2019

OTTAWA—Wiikwemkoong’s Aurora Ominika-Enosse is one of 338 young women taking part in this year’s Daughters of the Vote (DoV) program in Ottawa as the representative for the federal riding of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.

“I’m pretty proud to be able to represent Manitoulin Island. I love being from Wiikwemkoong,” said Ms. Ominika-Enosse.

Equal Voice Canada launched the DoV initiative in 2017 to commemorate 100 years since women obtained the right to vote, with a special significance that it took place over International Women’s Day. This is the second iteration of the program.

These young women aged 18 to 23 will have their travel and accommodations paid for a four-day workshop session in Ottawa. Ms. Ominika-Enosse won’t have much use for the travel grant as she’s currently studying at Ottawa’s Carleton University for her Bachelor of social work with a minor in Indigenous studies. However, the 19-year-old happens to be attending DoV alongside a friend and classmate.

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