Robert Charlie elected to lead the Inuvik Native Band

Robert Charlie is the Chief elect for the Inuvik Native Band. (Facebook Photo).

Members of the Inuvik Native Band went to the polls yesterday to elect their next Chief.

Two candidates put their names forward.

Robert Charlie was elected with 60 votes over Richard Ross who received 41 votes.

Only 101 ballots were cast, out of the 502 eligible voters in Inuvik.

Joining Charlie on council are: Diane Baxter, Bernice Furlong, Melba Mitchell, Maribeth Pokiak, Mary Ann Ross, and Vernon Smith.

“Due to there being less than 7 candidates, all six councilors were acclaimed,” wrote Electoral Officer Tony Devlin in an email to CKLB news.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Start your morning with the Splash on Denendeh Sunrise from 7:30-8:30am. Campbell was trained and mentored by longtime CKLB host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Prior to hosting the morning show and filling in on the Saturday Request Show, he had stints in the Yukon on CKRW the Rush, CBC North in Yellowknife, and began his broadcasting career at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving North he was born and raised on the banks of the Tobique River, the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet First Nation.