Low turnout in Kahnawake election not necessarily about voter apathy

APTN National News
For many First Nation, electing a band council is an important decision.

But it seems in Kahnawake, not everyone feels that way.

At last weekend’s band election, only one in four eligible voters went to the polls.

That’s because there’s a long history of Mohawks refusing to acknowledge the council’s right to govern.

APTN’s Tom Fennario explains why.

@tfennario

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.

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