Deh Gah Got’ie Election today in Fort Providence

Photo by: Tony Bezanson, ECE PHOTO

Members of the Deh Gah Got’ie First Nation head to the polls today in Fort Providence. 17 candidates are running for the seven seats on council, and two candidates are running for chief.

“Job creation is the main concern,” says three term councilor and chief candidate Xavier Canadien.

Both Canadien and current Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge say it was a quiet campaign leading up to today’s vote.

“We’ve been doing a lot of make work projects and a tourism strategy that needs to be finished, I’m running again because the Elders asked me to serve one more term.” Bonnetrouge told CKLB on Friday.

Polls are open from 9am-6pm at the Nahecho Keh Community Centre.

About the Author

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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