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.

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Josh Campbell
Campbell is back as the host of the new CKLB Morning show the Breakfast Club. Before moving north in 2007, he graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program.

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