Gerald Antoine and Norman Yakeleya running for Dene National Chief

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Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Chief Gerald R. Antoine has put his name forward to become the next Dene National Chief.

He’ll be running against incumbent Norman Yakeleya.

Nominations closed on Aug. 11. To be eligible, each candidate needed at least five Dene people to support their nominations, two of them being chiefs.

The election will take place on Sept. 15 at the Dene National Assembly in Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́.

LKFN is holding an election for chief and council on Aug. 23.

The role of Dene National Chief doubles as the NWT Regional Chief at the Assembly of First Nations.


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