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Windsor-area Indigenous people disappointed in lack of election attention – CBC

‘We’re treated as though we’re a problem or an inanimate object’

Oct 15, 2019

Local Indigenous people aren’t pleased with how election campaigns have paid attention to their issues — issues they say aren’t just specific to Aboriginal people.

Rebecca Major, assistant professor of political science at the University of Windsor, said she expected more dialogue around issues Indigenous people face.

“I’m surprised it’s been so quiet,” said Major. “A lot of it is that many Canadians are not aware of the issues [Indigenous] face. I don’t think the media has [addressed] the issues Indigenous people face.”

Major said this current election cycle is mostly a battle for attention.

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