Ndilo re-elects Betsina as Chief

Chief Ernest Betsina - Photo Brenda Norris/CKLB

Ernest Betsina has been re-elected as Ndilo Chief.

“I feel pretty good, I feel optimistic. I got a strong mandate from my members, overall 54 per cent people voted me in, so that’s pretty good,” Betsina told CKLB on Thursday.

He received 205 votes, while his challengers Shirley Tsetta got 130 votes and Alex Beaulieu received 33.

On Facebook, candidate Shirley Tsetta called the results “status quo.”

Garbage, jobs and concerns about the environment, plus the Giant Mine Remediation project were also key issues discussed over the campaign.

Betsina will serve as Ndilo chief for the next 4 years.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Splash is back as the host of Denendeh Sunrise, CKLB's morning current affairs program. Campbell was mentored by longtime host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Josh, as he's known professionally by folks across the broadcast industry has worked for CBC North, CKRW the Rush in Yukon, and at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving north for his love of radio and Indigenous culture in 2007, Campbell graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program in Belleville, Ontario the traditional territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawks. Campbell is proud of his Scottish and Irish ancestry. He was born and raised along the Tobique River the home of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet Nation.

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