Herb Norwegian elected Dehcho Grand Chief

Herb Norwegian will serve his fifth term as Dehcho Grand Chief. (Photo retrieved from Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Facebook page)

Herb Norwegian has returned as Dehcho Grand Chief after winning the election at the Dehcho First Nations general assembly.

Norwegian received the most votes after two rounds; he received 32 votes to Jim Antoine’s 25.

This will be Norwegian’s fifth term as Grand Chief. According to a news release from DFN, he also currently serves as the co-chair of the land-use planning committee and Edéhzhíe management board.

In a candidate interview with CKLB, he said he wants to reconnect with Dehcho communities so they can all be part of the Dehcho Process.

As for the negotiating table, “We will not hear government offers any more. We will be making them an offer,” he said during the assembly.

Norwegian will take over as Grand Chief for the next four years after a one-week transition period set to being on July 1.

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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 francis@cklbradio.com