Moccasin New Chief Of Saulteaux First Nation

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 14:52



A former councillor is now chief of the Saulteaux First Nation.


Kenny Moccasin won the job during a band election yesterday.


He replaces former chief Sarah Gopher, who decided not to run for re-election.


Moccasin got 275 votes, 160 more than his closest rival, Rodney Gopher. Fellow challenger Jerry Gopher received 42 votes.


There are four new faces on the five-person council.


The new councillors are Gary Gopher, Janice Poitras, Dain Moccasin and Tony Night.


Oscar Gopher was the only incumbent councillor to get re-elected.


Both the chief and council will serve a two-year term.