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Photos from: Indigenous peoples celebrate the 55th anniversary of Indigenous voting rights

Robert Falcon Ouellette campaign

Fifty-five years ago, Indigenous Peoples in Canada received the right to vote for the very first time. This was a right that had been denied them under the Indian Act. To mark the occasion, candidates running in Canada's upcoming federal election spoke to people in their riding. Candidates for Winnipeg Centre, Robert Falcon Ouellette and Rebecca Chartrand spoke to a group on the importance of carrying out their civic duty. Ouellette stated that in the last election, only 39 percent of eligible voters voted. He and Chartrand urged the crowd to change that the next time around.

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