Incumbent Chief Re-Elected At English River

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 15:00



Ralph Paul has been re-elected chief of the English River Dene Nation.


The incumbent leader defeated two other challengers during an election Friday.


He will now serve another two-year term.


One of his rivals was former chief Alfred Dawatsare, who was permitted under band election rules to also run for council.


Dawatsare was re-elected to council, as were fellow incumbents Marie Black and Gloria Apesis.


Black received the most votes among the candidates for council, and will serve as the band’s vice-chief.


There were also three new councillors elected — Archie Campbell, H. Russell Black and Bernadette Eaglechild.