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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
NAN CHIEFS ELECT HARVEY YESNO AS GRAND CHIEF
KASHECHEWAN FIRST NATION, ON: Chiefs and proxies from Nishnawbe Aski Nation's (NAN) 49 First Nation communities elected Harvey Yesno, of Eabametoong First Nation, as Grand Chief this afternoon during the XXXI Keewaywin Chiefs Conference in Kashechewan First Nation.
Yesno was elected along with three Deputy Grand Chiefs who are responsible for specific portfolios at NAN including education, health, justice, and governance.
Elected as Deputy Grand Chief are:
1. Alvin Fiddler of Muskrat Dam First Nation
2. Goyce Kakegamic of Keewaywin First Nation
3. Les Louttit of Fort Albany First Nation
The new NAN Executive Council was sworn into office immediately. The Keewaywin Conference continues on Thursday, August 16, in Kashechewan under the direction of the new Executive Council.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization representing 49 First Nation communities in James Bay Treaty No. 9 and Ontario portions of Treaty No. 5 - an area covering two thirds of the province of Ontario in Canada.
For more information please contact Christina Filazzola, Communications Officer - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (807)625-4928or cell (807) 251-6386 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org