Kele Antoine elected chief of Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́

(File photo/CKLB)

From one Antoine to another: Kele Charles Antoine will be taking over from Gerald Antoine as chief of Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation.

Kele took home 82 votes; the closest runner-ups were Herb Norwegian and Hilda Tsetso, each with 45.

LKFN leadership is made up of one chief and eight councillors.

The new council will include:

  • William Alger
  • James Antoine
  • Brandon Bugghins
  • Bianca Cazon
  • Jarret Hardisty
  • Stephen Jose
  • Brian Martineau
  • Ashton Peterson

The full results can be found here.

Updated Aug. 24, 9:45 a.m.: LKFN updated its results and changed the name of councillor-elect Bianca Gargan to Bianca Cazon. CKLB has also made the update. 

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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