The 51 ridings AFN says it targeted in the last election
By Jolson LimJan. 3, 2018
While all 51 ridings AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde said were influenced by the First Nations vote probably weren't decided on that electorate, rising Indigenous turnout and population may drive the group's influence in federal politics in the generation ahead.
Chief Marcia Brown Martel, pictured Oct. 6, 2017, singing on Parliament Hill. Before and since the 2015 elections, Indigenous peoples in Canada have called on the federal government to reset the relationship between both parties.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde says he believes that First Nations voters are emerging as an electoral force in federal votes, singling out 51 ridings in the 2015 election where that presence influenced the final results.
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