First Nations celebrate and hopeful following Canada's landslide election


Last updated 11/14/2015 at 3:05pm

Indian Life

Ten First Nations candidates were elected on October 19. A key victory was Winnipeg Centre's Robert Falcon Ouellette's win over New Democratic Party MP Pat Martin who had represented the riding (electoral district) since 1997. "It's a great day," said a jubilant Grand Chief Derek Nepinak with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, following the election results. "I feel a lot of relief from the years of very purposeful oppression that was brought forward from the previous government."

WINNIPEG, MB - The "Sleeping Giant" has awakened according to First Nations leaders following Canada's election on October 19, which elected Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, 43, in a landslide victory allowing them to form a majority government. The Conservative Party's government went down to a resounding defeat which returned former prime minister Stephen Harper to form the Official Opposition Party.

Ten First Nations candidates were elected, highlighted by the election of Winnipeg Centre's Robert Falcon Ouellette, who beat out longtime New Democratic Party MP Pat Martin who ha...

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