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By-election for Mushkegowuk grand chief set for fall

Monday August 25, 2014

A by-election to select a new Mushkegowuk grand chief is scheduled to take place on Nov. 14.

Approved in principle by the chiefs of the Mushkegowuk communities in July, the by-election will fill the grand chief position.

The previous grand chief, Stan Louttit, passed away in June after a battle with cancer. He held the position for three consecutive terms since 2004.

According the Mushkegowuk Deputy Grand Chief Leo Friday, the newly elected grand chief will hold office until the end of the current term in August 2015, when a new election will take place.

Nominations for candidates open on Sept. 14 and close on Oct. 13.

Nomination forms and other by-election information can be obtained through the chief electoral officer Sherry Davey-Mattinas by e-mail: or by phone at (705) 658-2811 or (705) 658-4222 Ext. 147.

Since 2004, the positions of the Mushkegowuk grand chief and deputy chief have been voted by members of the seven Mushkegowuk communities, including Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moose Cree, Taykwa Tagamou, Chapleau Cree and Missinabie Cree.

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