Chief and Council election this week in Deninu Kue

The Deninu Kue First Nation Office in Fort Resolution, NT. (DKFN Facebook)

Members of the Deninu Kue First Nation in Fort Resolution, NWT are heading to the polls this week.
“An advanced poll was held on Monday,” said electoral officer Raymond King.

The two candidates running for chief are incumbent Chief Louis Balsillie and Sharon Lafferty.

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A larger field of seven candidates are running for the three Seats up for grabs on council this time.
The candidates include longtime councillor and former MLA Robert Sayine Sr., Sharon Lafferty (who’s also running for chief), Tori Lafferty, Bradley King, Patrick Simon, Kevin Boucher and Dave Pierrot.

Election day is Thursday March 14th with polls open from 10:00am to 7pm at the DKDC Office Complex.

King says the council and chief positions have a term length of four years.

Deninu Kue is one of five First Nations that make up the Akaitcho Territory Government, and are the descendants of families and leaders who signed Treaty 8. Fort Resolution is steeped in history. It’s a community that had one of the first Hudson Bay trading posts, and large Residential School. Today it is governed by a First Nation Council, a Metis Council and Hamlet government.

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Josh Campbell
Splash is back as the host of Denendeh Sunrise, CKLB's morning current affairs program. Campbell was mentored by longtime host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Josh, as he's known professionally by folks across the broadcast industry has worked for CBC North, CKRW the Rush in Yukon, and at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving north for his love of radio and Indigenous culture in 2007, Campbell graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program in Belleville, Ontario the traditional territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawks. Campbell is proud of his Scottish and Irish ancestry. He was born and raised along the Tobique River the home of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet Nation.

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