Next month community members in Fort Good Hope are going to the polls to elect the president of the Yamoga Land Corporation. The land corporations were established under the Sahtu Dene Metis Landclaim of 1994. There is a total of seven land corporations across the Sahtu, five for the Dene and two for the Metis of the region.
Former Kasho Gotine Chief Ronald Pierrot is stepping up, and entering his name in the running for president in August.
“We are going to the polls next month, and I like to tip my hat to all those candidates running,” Pierrot told listeners on CKLB Tuesday morning.
Fort Good Hope elder George Grandjambe is endorsing Pierrot’s candidacy for President of the Yamoga Land Corporation.
“There are things that could be happening in our communities that are not happening, so we need a strong voice so our young people can be initiated into programs, Ronald is that voice. I know he’s really serious about encouraging our youth,” said Grandjambe.
The election for the Yamoga Land Corporation is on August 17th.