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.