The Canadian Press

2015-10-20 | FedElxn First Nations

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Some of Canada's top First Nations leaders say the federal election awoke a sleeping giant that the new Liberal government will have to contend with. Voter turnout spiked up to 20 per cent in some largely aboriginal ridings, helping to drive some Conservatives from office after almost a decade. Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, called it "a great day." (Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, who represents northern First Nations, says people will be looking for an inquiry to be called into missing and murdered aboriginal women within the first 100 days of Justin Trudeau's mandate.)

Date: 2015-10-20
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << mr. Harper when he was prime minister awoke a sleeping giant in our people and that giant is awake and the new liberal majority government under mr. Trudeau is going to have to deal with a giant in the indigenous people of these lines >>


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