Kateri Lynn was the youngest candidate running for a position on the Yellowknives Dene First Nation council and she got the most votes.
The 19-year-old receives 204 votes to win a seat representing Dettah. According to an interview with NNSL earlier this month, she said a lack of youth representation was what got her to run.
Her fellow elected councillors are:
- Liza Pieper (148 votes)
- Jessica DeLeary (145 votes)
- Bobby Drygeese (140 votes)
- Jonas Sangris (132 votes)
Five councillors were also elected to represent Ndilo, including:
- Justina Black (154 votes)
- Elizabeth Liske (147 votes)
- Lena Ann Black (143 votes)
- Cece Beaulieu (142 votes)
- William Lines (116 votes)
The election took place on Monday, August 26. There were nine candidates running in Dettah and 12 in Ndilo. Dettah Chief Edward Sangris was re-elected earlier this month for another four-year term.