Even though the ‘yes’ vote was greater, voter turnout at Nipissing First Nation didn’t meet the minimum requirements to ratify the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement.
Chief Scott McLeod tells BayToday communications efforts probably could’ve been better, but he also says governance is a complicated and dry topic to try and engage people with.
“That’s the nature of talking about governance issues in any community it’s hard to engage the people, it’s about as exciting as watching paint dry,” he says.
But another issue could be at play with the low turnout, too.
“A lot of people are distracted by a lot of the Wet’suwet’en pipeline issues and a lot of the hatred and racism that’s coming out,” he tells BayToday.
A second vote could be held later this spring.
Check out the full story at BayToday.ca
https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/nipissing-first-nation-fails-to-ratify-new-governance-agreement-2132132

(file photo taken by BayToday)

 

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