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Five Indigenous issues in the Manitoba election campaign – Winnipeg Free Press

On Aug. 1, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs voted to endorse — for the first time in its history — a party in a provincial election campaign. The AMC elected to support Wab Kinew’s NDP.

What will happen if Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives return to government next month is anyone’s guess, but history shows the Manitoba premier has a tendency to “even the score” with perceived slights.

Still, the stakes are high for Indigenous peoples this provincial election. Not since 1870, when Louis Riel’s Métis-led provisional government drove the agenda, have Indigenous issues been so central in a Manitoba election campaign.

Read More: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/provincial-election/taking-stock-of-five-critical-indigenous-issues-for-manitoba-election-campaign-540625322.html

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