Nipissing First Naton, Canada

First Nations could have a greater impact in the upcoming general election than ever before, says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief John Beaucage.

In re-introducing a previous initiative to encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit participation in the Oct. 14 federal poll, Beaucage sensed a potential breakthrough opportunity for First Peoples to get their issues moved to a higher priority on Canada's political agenda.