Three people have stepped forward to run as candidates for chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.

The candidates are Helen Ben from Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, Bobby Cameron from Witchekan Lake First Nation and Leo Omani from Wahpeton Dakota First Nation.

Nominations and paperwork for chief candidates were due on Monday.

Kimberly Jonathan went uncontested for her position as first vice-chief, as was Dutch Lerat for third vice-chief.

The elections for the position of chief and second-vice chief will be held during the FSIN fall Legislative Assembly in Saskatoon which is being held October 28 and 29. At that time, Jonathan and Lerat will be officially acclaimed.

Candidates for second vice-chief have until next Monday to submit the required documentation. Once that’s been done, FSIN says it will release the candidates for that position.

Perry Bellegarde resigned as the Chief of FSIN when he sought election as National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations, a position he now holds. Jonathan has been acting as interim chief.