The Montreal Lake Cree Nation has elected its first female chief.
In an election Wednesday, Joyce Naytowhow-McLeod defeated incumbent chief Frank Roberts by 142 votes.
Eldon Henerson was re-elected urban councillor over his next closest challenger Darren Bird by 27 votes.
Ricky Bird was also elected to a vacant council seat.
A total of 861 ballots were cast in the chief election.
(PHOTO: Newly elected Montreal Lake Cree Nation Chief Joyce Naytowhow-McLeod. Submitted photo.)