White River First Nation picks new acting chief

The White River First Nation has a new acting chief, who will sit until the government’s general assembly in August. The exact date has not yet been set.

The White River First Nation has a new acting chief, who will sit until the government’s general assembly in August. The exact date has not yet been set.

Angela Demit, a former chief and current councillor, was chosen by the council to hold the seat after Charles Eikland Jr. resigned late last month.

Eikland cited a lack of support from council in his resignation letter.

“I cannot do justice to the very important issues facing WRFN given my business interests in Destruction Bay and lack of clear support from council,” Eikland said.

Residents in Beaver Creek had previously complained about Eikland spending too much time on his business and not enough on his role as chief.

Demit was not available for comment, and a government spokesperson declined to answer questions about the former chief’s sudden departure.

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