SASKATOON – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) executive is urging all First Nations to get out and vote in today’s Federal Election. The FSIN is calling on every eligible First Nations voter to be diligent while voting today by reminding them to follow all public safety protocols like wearing a mask, using sanitizer, and practicing social.
“We are calling all First Nations people across the country to get out to the polls safely and participate in today’s Federal Election. Our ancestors fought for our rights and we must all do our part to honour them and make sure the Canadian Government respects and honours our Inherent and Treaty Rights on our traditional lands,” says FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. “We are a thriving, resilient peoples. Our ancestors and the generations to come will know we survived everything the Governments did to our people. Our lost loved ones that have recently been found at school yards across our Nations has united us across the country. This Federal Election is a wakeup call for all of us to exercise our right to vote and show the world our people’s Inherent and Treaty Rights holders are the most powerful people in the world. Let’s all do this for our children of the future, the greatest assets we have.”
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The Federation is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of the Treaties, as well as the promotion, protection and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.