Indigenous voters in northern Ontario uninspired by federal election campaign – CBC

Indigenous voters in northern Ontario uninspired by federal election campaign – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2019193 Views

Vivan Pratt thought she might vote for the first time in this election.

The 50-year-old from Constance Lake First Nation went into the campaign thinking this might be the year she exercises her right to vote for a Canadian government she doesn’t really feel part of.

But now Pratt figures she’ll stay home Monday and will instead put her faith in Indigenous leaders to make things better for her northern Ontario community and others.

“It’s going to end up the same way, because there is a government,” she says.

“There are things set in place that you can’t change, that they can’t change. But we can change them. We can stand up for our land and voice our opinions.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/issues-people-indigenous-voters-northern-ontario-1.5320920

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