“Winnipeg’s Next Mayor and Urban Indigenous Peoples” was the title of a forum held last Thursday at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre on Robinson Street by the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. About 200 people attended.
While there was a brief Q & A session at the end of the evening with some of the mayoral candidates who came out, the focus of the evening was to provide candidates with an opportunity to listen to respected leaders of the aboriginal community. Accordingly, the speakers took the stage and the candidates sat at a table just in front of the stage.
Though all candidates were invited, not everyone came. The mayoral candidates in attendance were Hazem Aslan, Brian Bowman, Michel Fillion, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, David Sanders, Michael Vogiatzakis and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.
In this video report, we hear from Derek Nepinak, Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Dan Vandal, City Councillor for St. Boniface, and poet Maeengan Linklater. Leah Gazan, president of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, served as Master of Ceremonies.
On October 22, 2014, Winnipeggers will elect a new mayor. The videos in this playlist, which feature unbiased coverage of mayoral debates, are intended to help citizen make an informed choice. Click on the link below to watch these debates: