Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

First Nations face real-life barriers to voting in next federal election


When the head of the Assembly of First Nations recently laid out his organization's priorities in the upcoming federal election, he re-issued a plea for Indigenous Peoples to head to the polls.

National Chief Perry Bellegarde also made an admission: he hadn't voted in the last federal election and wasn't sure whether he would vote in this one. Bellegarde reasoned he needed to stay non-partisan as national chief — but also spoke of personal ideologies.


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