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.