3 candidates running for Tłı̨chǫ grand chief

Tłı̨chǫ citizens at this year's annual general assembly. (Marie Rose Blackduck/CKLB)

The three candidates vying to become the next Tłı̨chǫ grand chief include a former grand chief, the incumbent, and a former MLA.

Eddie Erasmus, George Mackenzie and Jackson Lafferty were all nominated for the position.

To be eligible, Tłı̨chǫ election law states you must be a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, be at least 25-years old and been a resident on Tłı̨chǫ land for at least two years prior to nomination.

Each candidate needs to be nominated by a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, accept the nomination and then have 20 other citizens second the nomination.

Eligible voters must be a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, be at least 18-years old, and been living within Tłı̨chǫ land for at least the past two years.

Election day is Sept. 30.

Other important dates include:

  • Sept. 1: Mail-in ballots begin
  • Sept. 10: Mobile poll
  • Sept. 13-16: Voting at the Office of the Registrar
  • Sept. 17: Advance poll

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com