MEMBERTOU, NS, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - In light of the upcoming federal
election, First Nation Youth are staking their role by highlighting the
emerging importance they are going to be taking in Canadian electoral
politics. "Project 60" comes from the fact that it was 1960 before
First Nation people won the right to vote in Canadian federal
Atlantic First Nation youth will show short videos they produced in a
national videoconference, Wednesday, April 27th, 2 p.m. Atlantic, 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10
The videos are available on the internet at http://firstnationhelp.com.
Native Youth plan to leverage the fact that they are the nation's
fastest growing population segment and take on the issue of high
on-reserve voting versus traditionally low involvement with national
politics and their plans to change that.
By using new mediums of communication and social media, these youth will
educate and empower others on the importance of voting and the impact
of elections have on themselves and their communities. First Nations
organizations across Canada collectively have the most robust
videoconferencing network in Canada.
The first forty-five minutes of the videoconference will be dedicated to
viewing and discussing student videos. The remainder of the conference
will be allotted to candidates from across Canada who want to
participate and make a short partisan or non-partisan appeal about
Native issues, democracy, and their candidacy.
Reserve your videoconference location by contacting the Help Desk, or
watch via live webstream on the internet (linked from http://firstnationhelp.com).
Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk provides Videoconferencing,
Connectivity, and Help Desk services to Atlantic Canadian First Nation
Schools, Health Centers & Communities. You can follow on Twitter
@firstnationhelp or Facebook: www.facebook.com/firstnationhelp
SOURCE Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey
For further information:
Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk
Faye, Nilan, Jetta, or Kevin