The Indigenous vote: Closing the gap or self-termination?

APTN National News

It’s day 10 out of a 78 day stretch on the Federal election campaign.

There are major efforts underway to get Indigenous people to the polls in the upcoming Federal election.

There are also a record number of Indigenous candidates running this time around.

But as Dennis Ward reports – some advocates want voters to think twice before heading to the ballot box.

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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.