Winnipeg mayoral candidate hopes to ‘rock the vote’ with increased Indigenous participation

A grassroots campaign is underway in Winnipeg to get Indigenous people out to the polls in this fall’s municipal election.

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A grassroots campaign is underway in Winnipeg to get Indigenous people out to the polls in this fall’s municipal election.

“Indigenous Rock the Vote” is a social media campaign to raise awareness ahead of the October election.

Indigenous people make up more than 10 per cent of the population of Winnipeg, but many have never voted before.

As APTN’s Dennis Ward reports, one of the mayoral candidates is trying to inspire Indigenous people to cast their ballot, even if it isn’t for him.