Indigenous people given right to vote in federal election 55 years ago

APTN National News
It’s a landmark day for Indigenous rights.

It was 55 years ago, today, that a bill was passed granting Indigenous people the right to vote in federal elections.

The occasion was marked in Winnipeg.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.