Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation elects new chief

On Monday Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation citizens elected Russell Blackjack to be their new chief.

On Monday Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation citizens elected Russell Blackjack to be their new chief.

They also voted in five new councillors and a deputy chief.

Blackjack won 213 votes – or 70 per cent of all ballots cast – defeating incumbent Eric Fairclough, the only other candidate.

Ed Schultz was elected deputy chief, winning 176 votes, while his opponent Helen Sahagian captured 120 votes.

Eddie Skookum was elected elder councillor, easily defeating the two other candidates and winning 70 per cent of the vote.

Lennie Charlie and Terry Billy became the First Nation’s new Crow councillors, while Zackery Cochrane and Veronica Burgess became the new Wolf councillors.

The News couldn’t reach Blackjack for comment before press time this morning.

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