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Advocacy Organization Encourages Indigenous People to Vote

August 29, 2019 5:25 PM | News

Grand Chief Garrison Settee

Grand Chief Garrison Settee, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), wants Indigenous people to vote. (CP File Photo/John Woods)

The advocacy organization, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc., (MKO) is encouraging Indigenous people to vote in both fall elections.

“I want to remind First Nations citizen that we live in a democratic society,” said Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “I encourage First Nations people to get involved in both elections.”

The Manitoba is gearing up for two elections, the provincial election on September 10, 2019, and the federal on October 21, 2019.

Regardless of who becomes leader premier and prime minister, MKO said they will continue its advocacy efforts for 26 northern First Nations.

“Voting is a free opportunity to make a difference,” said Settee.

To learn more about MKO and for voting information, visit www.mkonation.com/rockthevote.