The objective of this report is to explore the opportunities and challenges online voting presents for participation and governance in Indigenous communities across Canada. Using a community-engaged research approach, the report draws on the experiences of three First Nations: Tsuut’ina Nation, Wasauksing First Nation, and Nipissing First Nation. Overall, the report finds that online voting is appealing to First Nations as a way to enhance participation, self-determination and governance. In particular, it can serve as a tool to improve voting accessibility and engagement for citizens living off-reserve.
Gabel, Chelsea and Nicole Goodman. 2021. ‘Indigenous Experiences with Online Voting”, Report submitted to the Department of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development (INAC), July 2019 (104 pages).
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