Election day may be coming but forest fire evacuees are just trying to survive – APTN News

Sep 14, 2021

As the leaders of each of the federal parties try to convince people to vote for them, roughly 1,500 wildfire evacuees in Manitoba have more on their mind than the election.

“As a community we are just so busy right now delivering that heart medicine work of caring for our community and our northern relatives,” says evacuee support staff worker Jackie Anderson from Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre.

“And to be honest we never really thought about the voting and what that’s going to look like for them.”

Anderson says her organization and the Red Cross hope to work together to help their evacuees get out and vote this week.

Other advocates are using resources to help get Indigenous People out to vote and education.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/election-day-may-be-coming-but-forest-fire-evacuees-are-just-trying-to-survive/

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