Deh Gah Got’ie Election today in Fort Providence

Photo by: Tony Bezanson, ECE PHOTO

Members of the Deh Gah Got’ie First Nation head to the polls today in Fort Providence. 17 candidates are running for the seven seats on council, and two candidates are running for chief.

“Job creation is the main concern,” says three term councilor and chief candidate Xavier Canadien.

Both Canadien and current Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge say it was a quiet campaign leading up to today’s vote.

“We’ve been doing a lot of make work projects and a tourism strategy that needs to be finished, I’m running again because the Elders asked me to serve one more term.” Bonnetrouge told CKLB on Friday.

Polls are open from 9am-6pm at the Nahecho Keh Community Centre.

About the Author

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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