Sonny Zoe appointed as acting Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief until election

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The Tłı̨chǫ Assembly has appointed Sonny Zoe to serve as acting Grand Chief of the Tłı̨chǫ Nation.

Zoe will serve in this position until a Grand Chief is officially elected on Nov. 18, a press release reads.

The term of Grand Chief officially ended on Sept. 30 — this was the original date of the election which was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. There are currently 100 active cases of COVID-19 in Behchokǫ̀.

The Tłı̨chǫ Assembly wrote the Tłı̨chǫ Nation requires an acting Grand Chief to fulfill the leadership role until the election is concluded.

Three candidates are running for Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief; incumbent George Mackenzie, former Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus and former longtime Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty.

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