Indigenous issues refusing to be ignored this election – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2019174 Views

Key concerns resonating beyond reserves, northern communities as urban Indigenous population grows

Oct 09, 2019

At recent all-candidates meetings in urban Ottawa ridings, there’s been no shortage of questions on Indigenous policies, reconciliation and the treatment of Indigenous children.

Next to the big concerns over climate change and affordability, Indigenous issues ranked among the five major discussion points for party leaders during Monday night’s televised debate.

More than half of Canada’s Indigenous population of more than 1.6 million First Nations, Métis and Inuit now live in urban centres, including more than 42,000 in Ottawa, and more than ever before, they’re voting.

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