Gladue Stepping Down As MLTC Chief

Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 14:51



The Meadow Lake Tribal Council will have to find a new Chief by January.


Richard Gladue has been Chief of the MLTC for the past 11 years but that will all change in a few months time.


Gladue has told Chiefs within the Council, he is leaving his post to become an Assistant Deputy Minister with First Nations and Métis Relations in the Provincial Government.


In a letter to department staff, Government officials say Gladue’s start-date is pegged for early January, but he will receive some briefings before then. The letter also says Gladue’s strong background in economic development and insight are just a few of the reasons why he was selected out of a strong field of applicants.

Meanwhile, Clearwater River Dene Nation Chief, Roy Cheechum, says Gladue has helped propel the MLTC to the forefront of many different areas.


He credits Gladue with helping keep business and politics separated within the MLTC. Cheechum adds this approach has helped improve the net worth of the MLTC.


An official date for an election to succeed Gladue hasn’t been announced.