KO Chiefs meet in Balmertown discuss tribal council programs and issues

The early winter storm that hit Red Lake on Tuesday evening added another level of excitement to all the chiefs and KO staff traveling to Balmertown for the board of directors meeting on Oct 19 and 20. The meeting has now been extended to Friday to ensure all the business is discussed.

Geordi Kakepetum welcomed two former board members who were recently elected as chiefs of their First Nation. Chief Sally Kakegamic of North Spirit Lake and Chief Eli Moose of Poplar Hill were recently elected to lead their communities and once again become members of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak board of directors.

Other chiefs attending the meeting include:

  • Chief Royal Meekis, Deer Lake First Nation
  • Chief Roy Gray, Fort Severn First Nation
  • Chief Joe Meekis, Keewaywin First Nation
  • Proxy Albert James, McDowell Lake First Nation
  • Elder Fred Kakegamic, Keewaywin First Nation

Check out the pictures at http://photos.knet.ca/albuo59