Hatchet Lake First Nation Lookinng for New Chief

Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 12:56



The members of the Hatchet Lake First Nation have exercised a provision in their election act to remove their chief.


Angus Joseyounen had been the chief in Wollaston Lake until recently.


According to acting chief Alec Josie, Joseyounen handed in his resignation last month after coming out on the wrong end of a non-confidence vote.


Josie says a provision in the band’s new election act allows band members to remove a chief from office by holding a vote of non-confidence.


Josie won’t get into specifics about what led to Joseyounen’s dismissal, except to say that the people lost faith in Joseyounen’s leadership.


Joseyounen’s term in office was scheduled to expire next May.


A byelection will be held later this month.


Josie says he won’t be running for chief.