Selkirk First Nation plans election

The Selkirk First Nation will be holding an election for chief and council on April 5.

The Selkirk First Nation will be holding an election for chief and council on April 5.

Citizens will elect a chief, four clan councillors, an elder councillor and a youth councillor. Chief Kevin McGinty is not running for re-election.

The official list of candidates was to be released on the afternoon of Feb. 17.

According to the unofficial list available on the First Nation’s website, Darin Isaac, Sharon Nelson and Tara Roberts are running for chief. Fifteen candidates are vying for the various council positions.

The First Nation will hold two all-candidates forums, the first on March 15 at the Link Building in Pelly Crossing, and the second on March 18 at the Yukon Inn in Whitehorse.

Advance polls will be open at both of those locations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 29.

Regular polls will be open on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Selkirk First Nation citizens aged 18 and older are eligible to vote. Citizens should make sure their names are on the official voters list, available at

Those not on the list should contact enrolment officer Jerry Alfred at 537-3331 or at

The First Nation elects its chief and council every three years on the first Wednesday of April.

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