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Sweetgrass asks: as an Aboriginal person, do you believe it's important to vote?

Mandy Thomas, 30 Enoch

Yes, I believe all Native issues are important. Mainly education and healthcare are the most important.

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Conrad Sharphead, 32 Enoch

Yes, I hope they'll better our status as Aboriginals. I hope to get the right person in there.

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Ian Brule, 19 Enoch

Yes, Jack Layton, I'll vote for him because he'll get rid of the oil fields, save the wildlife, and help the environment.

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Tina Cardinal, 29 Alexis First Nation

I'm thinking about it. If I had some kind of idea it would create change, I would.

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Sherry Saulteaux, 27 O'Chiese First Nation

Yes, as a Canadian citizen we have the right to vote. If I don't vote it feels like I don't have a voice for the next four years.

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Linda Anderson, 56 Slave Lake

Absolutely, As Natives, politics are important. It's important to participate in the issues.

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Title Annotation:YOU SAY
Publication:Alberta Sweetgrass
Date:Oct 1, 2008
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