George Mackenzie Elected as Tlicho Grand Chief

Phillip and George Mackenzie with Behchoko elder and former Chief Philip Husky.

George Mackenzie will be returning to the position of Tlicho Grand Chief, 12 years after initially holding the title.

Mackenzie won Monday’s election with 677 votes, beating incumbent Chief Eddie Erasmus’ 486, Charlie Nitsiza’s 227 and Russell Drybones’ 153.

Over 63% of the 2,459 eligible voters came out for the election.

Mackenzie was elected as the first Tlicho Grand Chief after first gaining self-governance in 2005, and has run for the position each of the past four elections

Mackenzie says now that he has been elected, his priority is improving the economy for the Tlicho people and creating jobs.

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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