What can you do now?
The Harper government has made it even harder for YOUR ANISHINABE/FIRST NATIONS/INDIGENOUS VOICE TO BE HEARD! So what can you do about it?
Click here to read: Fair elections act
“This year, Elections Canada introduced stricter voting guidelines that could impact the aboriginal vote.
* Each voter must prove his or her physical address on paper, the old practice of having a second person vouch for a voter’s address will no longer be acceptable. However, many reserves lack regular street addresses.
* Elections Canada will also no longer accept Indian status cards alone as identification.
* Elections Canada requires each person lacking identification that includes an address to have a different registered voter swear an oath as to the technical land description of their home or a letter from the First Nation confirming the location, along with a piece of identification with the voter’s name.”
1) Get your identification. The federal issued Indian Status Card will not be accepted as valid id during this federal election lol ain’t that weird? Work on getting your birth certificate. You can order it on-line here
If you cannot go for your Ontario Driver’s License than go for this ID. It’s the Ontario Photo Card. It’s also accepted as ID to open a bank account (bonus) You can take your original birth certificate and status card to an Ontario Service Office. Click here to find office locations in Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Kenora, Dryden and Thunder Bay.
REGISTER TO VOTE!
Under Harper’s new “Fair Elections Act”, Elections Canada is no longer allowed to promote voting. It’s up to us to get the word out.
The first step is to make sure as many people as possible are registered to vote. Please share this link widely. ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Assembly of First Nation has been granted the project on how to address the issue of lack of proper identification for First Nations voting district. I STILL haven’t seen any publication from them, nor have I received a response from my inquiries. I encourage you to speak to your Chief & Council. They need to put the pressure on them too. From what I’ve gathered online so far is that they are only suppose to “warn” the First Nations on what they need. NO word on what they will do to ASSIST and GUIDE the people in actually doing so. So put that question forward too, if you happen to contact them. THANKS FOR THE WARNING, BUT NOW WHAT?
IDLE NO MORE Addresses the stricter voting roles.
“So, if aboriginal people were mobilized, they would certainly have an impact on the electoral outcome,” – Joyce Green read article here.
There are so many things happening at the political level today and it will impact us, our children and our grandchildren. We need to step up and vote. I’m not going to say who to vote for. I’m not going to advocate for this party or that party, however, I am going to encourage you to do what you can to speak your voice by voting.
SINCE!! We don’t listen to what people tell us to do and we like to prove people wrong by doing the opposite…..here’s this guy telling you something…LMAO
I’m not claiming to be a political expert, I’m not claiming to know it all….I’m just scared & concerned about where our current government leadership is going (or not going at all) Especially when it comes to our communities, our homeland and the future for our children & grandchildren….ain’t you?