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October 21, 2019
Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is reminding Indigenous peoples across the Province of Manitoba to vote in the federal election that is taking place today.
“I want to take a moment to remind all Indigenous peoples who are age 18 and over to get out to vote today,” stated Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “If you are a resident of Manitoba, you have the right to vote. Find out where your polling station is located. It will be open until 8:30 pm tonight so you still have time to get out and vote.”
MKO advocates for 26 Northern First Nations and has been encouraging Indigenous peoples across the province to vote in the recent provincial election and in today’s federal election.
“Whoever gets elected as the Prime Minister of Canada will absolutely impact Indigenous peoples,” said Grand Chief Settee. “Many of our citizens are concerned about child welfare, poverty, affordable housing, addictions issues, health and wellness, and justice. A lot of our people are concerned about things like Jordan’s Principle, an initiative that is making a huge impact on Indigenous children and their families right across the country.”
MKO has created a webpage at www.mkonation.com/rockthevote to provide clear information on how to vote in today’s election. The organization will continue to advocate for its 26 First Nations regardless of which leader is elected as the Prime Minister of Canada today.