Wet’suwet’en, Nee Tahi Buhn elect new councillors

Wet’suwet’en First Nation (WFN) and Nee Tahi Buhn Band held by-elections last week to choose new councillors

Wet’suwet’en First Nation (WFN) and Nee Tahi Buhn Band held by-elections last week to choose new councillors.

Wet’suwet’en’s former councillor Tara Alfred, who had been elected by acclamation on July 6, 2016 for a three-year term, resigned in January for personal reasons.

Ruby Ogen became the new Broman Lake councillor for WFN after receiving 34 votes on March 3, 2017. Candidate Sterling Sampson received 11 votes; Sharon Turner received six votes; and Gerald Tom received four.

Nee Tahi Buhn’s by-election took place on March 2, 2017. Patricia Prince became the newly elected councillor after receiving 12 votes.

Candidates Kyle Burt and Loretta Morris received four votes each; Frank Morris Junior received three votes and Mary Hines received two. Candidate Terri Peterson did not receive any votes.

Nee Tahi Buhn’s former councillor Charity Morris resigned in January 2017 to devote more time to her baby and family. Nee Tahi Buhn’s current term ends in November 2018.

 

 

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