Chief Celia Echum re-elected in Ginoogaming
Chief Celia Echum was re-elected for her fourth straight two-year term by defeating challenger Joanne Towegishig by a landslide vote of 194 to 60 during the election for Chief and Council of Ginoogaming First Nation Aug. 21.
The six councillors are: Gabriel Echum, Sheri Taylor, Maurice Waboose, David Charles, Kelly Fortier and April Dore. Before becoming chief, Celia worked in a variety of disciplines as a certified health representative, band manager, and councillor.
Ginoogaming has several community economic and social development projects on the go. For the next term Chief Echum is looking to plan for the future to address new infrastructure needs and housing to accommodate young families in the community and single parents living in overcrowded conditions.
“I am very proud of the capacity that we are building at the community level with trades skills, environmental monitoring, economic development, band management and training delivery. I am thrilled to see our own peoples gaining experience so we don’t have to rely too much on others from outside our community,” Chief Echum said.
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