A Yukon That Votes! is a federal election campaign that encourages Yukon First Nation citizens to inform themselves about the candidates, their views and their party’s platforms. It also encourages Yukon First Nation citizens to register with Elections Yukon and exercise their right to vote on October 21.
The Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region (AFNYR) and the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) launched A Yukon That Votes! today. The campaign promotes positive and active participation in this year’s election.
The campaign also includes an All-Candidates Forum on October 7 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Yukon First Nations who attend will have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. The Forum itself will be covered by CHON-FM 98.1
More than 60 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in 2015. Voting is critically important to ensure First Nations have a voice within the next government. This strategy is about getting people the information they need to cast a ballot on October 21. AFN Yukon is excited to partner with CYFN on this important strategy and upcoming Candidates Forum.
Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Kluane Adamek
As Yukon First Nations represent approximately 23 per cent of Yukon’s population they have the power to influence the political landscape – and that is done by voting!
Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston
Director, Policy and Operations
Council of Yukon First Nations
867-393-9200 ext. 9223