Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Alberta Votes 2019 - #IndigPoli Coverage
By Joshua Brass-Fraser | April 10, 2019
RE: INDIGENOUS CANDIDATES AND PLATFORMS
NDP Candidate | Cardston-Siksika
NDP Candidate | Calgary Peigan
NDP Candidate | Grande Prairie-Wapiti
Cree, Beaver, Iroquois and Métis
UCP Candidate | Edmonton Highlands - Norwood
Cree (Whitefish Lake #128)
UCP Candidate | Edmonton West Henday
UCP Candidate | Edmonton Riverview
ALBERTA LIBERAL PARTY INDIGENOUS PLATFORM
ALP Candidate | Calgary East
ALP Candidate | Calgary Peigan
ALP Candidate | Edmonton Strathcona
Saddle Lake Cree First Nation
AP Candidate | Peace River
AP Candidate | Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin
Cree (Samson Cree First Nation)
AP Candidate | Lac Ste Anne-Parkland
Website | Facebook | Twitter
AP Candidate | Lesser Slave Lake
Paul Band First Nation
AP Candidate | Grande Praire
Metis (w/Cree Ancestry)
GPA Party Leader/Candidate | Calgary Varsity
Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
GPA Candidate | Calgary Buffalo
GPA Candidate | Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
Cree and Lakota Ancestry
DESMOND G. BULL
GPA Candidate | Wetaskawin - Maskwacis
Louis Bull Tribe of the Maskwacis nation
FCP Candidate | Cardston-Siksika
Friday, 15 June 2018
Updated June 16, 2018 (Turtle Island)
Indigenous Politics, 2018 AFN Coverage by Joshua Brass Fraser ᐆᑕ ᑫᐁᐘᑎᓅᐠ
The Assembly of First Nation (AFN) will hold its 39th Annual General Assembly from July 24 - 26, 2018 in Vancouver. They will take place on traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tseil-Waututh peoples of the Coast Salish Nations.
This year is also an election cycle for the Assembly of First Nations National Chief. As it stands today, Indigenous Politics is aware of four First Nations candidates for National Chief.
Timeline for AFN National Chief Candidate process:
- May 30, 2018 - Nominations are open
- June 19, 2018 - Nominations close
- July 25, 2018 - Elections take place during AFNAGA
To find out more information, visit the AFN website.
We will be adding more information about the candidates and their platforms as we receive it, please feel free to share any fact-based information with links to us about these candidates at our e-mail address.
A NOTE ON RESPECTFUL DIALOUGE: While we understand that people have strong feelings and are supportive of certain candidates, we ask that you stick to the facts and the topics. Personal and lateral violence will not be tolerated on our blog or any of our social media platforms. We reserve the right to ban/block people from our social media accounts if necessary.
Joshua Brass Fraser (Peepeekisis, Treaty 4) who is Cree, Tsuut'ina and Anishinaabe is the Publisher of the Indigenous Politics Blog.
#indigpoli #afnaga2018 #afnaga #afnelections
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Indigenous Politics (#IndigPoli) is please to provide Indigenous specific coverage of the Ontario Provincial Election 2018. The writ was dropped for this election was on Wednesday, May 9th 2018 which signalled the start of the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election. Voters will go to the polls on June 7, 2018 to elect 124 Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPPs).
We will endeavour to populate the list of Indigenous candidates, if you know of any Indigenous candidates who are First Nation, Metis or Inuit please let us know by sending us an e-mail.
ONTARIO ELECTORAL DISTRICS WITH LARGE INDIGENOUS POPULATION
Although there are many ridings with large Indigenous populations, Ontario created two new northern riding designed with the hopes to increase Indigenous representation in the Ontario Legislature. To get an idea of the First Nations votes, one can look at the Ontario Electoral District maps which shade in beige First Nations in the various ridings.
Also, there is significant amount of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples in Ontario's urban centres/cities based on the 2016 Census of Canada. Please see graph below provided by that shows the Indigenous population in various Ontario metropolitan areas. You can click on map to enlarge.
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INDIGENOUS CANDIDATES FOR 2018 PROVINCIAL ELECTION
As mentioned there are 20 reported Indigenous candidates, 6 from NDP, 3 from Liberal and 1 from Progressive Conservative. If you know of an Indigenous candidate not on our list, please send us an e-mail with details. The Indigenous Ancestry for the various candidates were provided directly by candidate, or from their individual websites or alternately from the political party they represent.
Anishinaabe (Bear Skin Lake)
Anishinaaabe-Cree (Constance Lake)
Kenora - Rainy River
Peterborough – Kawartha’
Anishinaabe (Curve Lake)
Oji-Cree (Kingfisher Lake)
Mixed Indigenous and "Settler"
Anishinaabee (Lac Seul)