Yesterday, June 29, North Spirit Lake First Nation held their community elections.
The official results, as presented by the Election Committee are:
Chief: Rita Thompson
Deputy Chief: Rachel Oombash
Stan Beardy, the longstanding Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and former chief of Muskrat Dam First Nation won the majority of the votes for the Chiefs of Ontario Regional Chief position.
Stan Beardy obtained the support of 59 Chiefs in the second round of voting.
He will be replacing Angus Toulouse, the former chief of Sagamok First Nation, as the Regional Chief for COO.
AFN Press release
NAN Press Release
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SSHRC press release
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