Black Lake Slate of Candidates Finalized

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:25



The chief electoral officer for the Black Lake First Nation has released the list of people who will be running for chief and council in the long-awaited band election later this month.


A nomination meeting was held a week ago, but the ballot was only finalized yesterday following the completion of criminal record checks on the candidates.


The band has been without a chief and council and under third party management for several months.


The band has used that time to revamp its election act to avoid a repeat of a situation earlier this year where two men were claiming to be chief.


Those same two men — Victor Echodh and Freddie Throassie — are the only candidates for chief in next week’s election.


The Black Lake chief and council election will take place a week from today.