Northern First Nation Elects New Chief

Monday, October 06, 2008 at 13:36



The Buffalo River Dene Nation has a new chief, at least for the time being.


The band held a by-election on Friday for the position because former chief Louis Chanalquay resigned in August after holding the job for three-and-a-half years.


Debbie Billette won the by-election in a landslide, and is now chief.


John Montgrand was the other candidate.


Buffalo River will hold another vote for chief in February when the band holds its general band election.