BC First Nations Rock the Vote seeks to educate and motivate Indigenous voters – Prince George Citizen

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BC First Nations Rock the Vote seeks to educate and motivate Indigenous voters – Prince George Citizen

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202018 Views

Mikelle Sasakamoose wants more Indigenous people to vote. She volunteers her time to help run BC First Nations Rock the Vote, a Facebook page dedicated to Indigenous voting.

“I just hope that everybody gets out there and votes,” she says. “I want everyone to know that their voice is important, whatever they think or feel or believe in. And I hope that they’re just going to just speak up and share.”

Sasakamoose, who is Cree, Shuswap and Okanagan, started the Facebook page in 2015. She says the idea grew out of her and the other administrators’ natural impulse to share information and have discussions.

“I was always sharing information on my social media and, you know, people started asking me, like, ‘what do you think about this?’” she says.

Read More: https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/bc-first-nations-rock-the-vote-seeks-to-educate-and-motivate-indigenous-voters-1.24221616

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