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New trustee acclaimed for Yukon First Nations School Board

One candidate drops out leaving role open for Mats’äsäna Mą Primozic of Haines Junction
Mats’äsäna Mą Primozic has been acclaimed as the newest trustee for the Yukon First Nations School Board after the other by-election candidate withdrew. (Alistair Maitland Photography/Submitted)

The First Nations School Board by-election set to start this week has ended by acclamation ahead of schedule after one of two candidates withdrew.

The by-election set to fill a vacated trustee seat on the school board was to be contested by Mats’äsäna Mą Primozic and Shelby Blackjack who turned in nominations before the Feb. 1 deadline. According to a Feb. 7 notice from Elections Yukon, Primozic has been declared elected after Blackjack withdrew. The polling which began Feb. 2 has been suspended as it is no longer required.

“As the newly-elected trustee, Mats’äsäna Mą (Sarina) Primozic will undertake the responsibilities of serving on the First Nation School Board once they take an oath of office. They will serve as a trustee until fall 2025 when the trustees elected at the next general election are sworn in,” the Feb. 7 notice from Elections Yukon reads.

Elections Yukon thanks all electors who applied to vote and who cast their ballots in the by-election. In alignment with the Education Act, all votes cast to date will not be counted.

Jim Elliot

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I’m a B.C. transplant here in Whitehorse at The News telling stories about the Yukon's people, environment, and culture.
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