Peepeekisis Elects Poitras As Headperson

Thursday, December 03, 2009 at 12:39



The Peepeekisis First Nation has a new member on their council.


Evelyn Poitras has won a by-election for headperson on council.


Poitras recieved 157 votes, while opponents Sharon Brabant and Lori Racette-Desnomie received 98 and 48 votes respectively.


Poitras was the spokesperson for a treaty rights protection group who went to federal court in an attempt to remove Chief Beverly Bellegarde.


Bellegarde has since been re-instated to her position as chief, after the court’s ruling that the council of elders didn’t have the authority to remove her.


The by-election was held when the former headperson resigned.