Acho Dene Koe Council oust Chief

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The Acho Dene Koe Council has suspended Chief Harry Deneron.

Councillor Sonia Timbre confirms it was decided through a vote of non-confidence on March 9th.

“A majority of the council were onside with this yes,” Timbre told CKLB on Wednesday.

Councillor’s Dennis Nelson, Irene McLeod, and longtime council member Joe Bertrand were also in support of this move, after a lawsuit was filed against Deneron over alleged financial misconduct.

Timbre says the council has been meeting regularly since last Thursday’s vote.

“We are doing what we can, because we all work 9-5 jobs, so we’ve been meeting everyday after work and discussing our plans for the future,” Timbre added.

She says it’s a complex situation since Deneron was chief for many years, and was also acting as the lead negotiator.

Timbre had no comment on the civil case facing Deneron.

Council expects to have a meeting with its membership by early April at the latest. The term of this council also expires this summer, with no set date at this time.


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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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