As a Metis youth, it's important because we have had too many years of previous governments that have promised change but continued colonial policies towards Canada's indigenous people. Too many years of Ottawa slamming the door on our faces, violating treaty and land rights. We need a government by the people, for the people and of the people not the bay Street corporations, big banks, oil companies and insurance companies running the government. Jack Layton's vision of no one left behind and ensuring Parliament is owned by the people.....This what Canada needs to do. Our culture needs to be recognized and included. A government consulting us and letting us decide yes or no on pipelines.....A social license between Canada and the indigenous people.