NAN election candidates announced

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Candidates running in the upcoming Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) election for the executive council were announced on July 17.
The seven candidates running for NAN Grand Chief are: Lawrence Martin of Moose Cree, David Neegan of Constance Lake, Doug Semple of Kasabonika, Harvey Yesno of Eabametoong, Terry Waboose of Eabametoong, Brian Davey of Moose Cree and Mike Metatawabin of Fort Albany.
The six candidates vying for three NAN Deputy Grand Chief positions are: Goyce Kakegamic of Sandy Lake, Theresa Hall of Attawapiskat, Alvin Fiddler of Muskrat Dam, Les Louttit of Fort Albany, Walter Naveau of Mattagami, and Pierre Morrisseau of Weagamow Lake.
Larry Amos, the electoral officer responsible for the August 2012 election for the executive council of NAN, has received and approved all nomination papers.
According to the NAN Election Code, an eligible candidate must be: a status Indian; a member of a recognized NAN First Nation; and 18 years of age at the time of the election.
Chiefs and proxies from NAN’s 49 First Nation communities will vote Aug. 15 during the XXXI Keewaywin NAN Chiefs Assembly in Kashechewan First Nation. Elections are held in accordance with the NAN Election Code, which states that a candidate must obtain 50 per cent plus one of the votes cast to be elected.
The official campaign period will run from July 17 to Aug. 15.
Contact information provided by candidates including their biographies, campaign contacts, phone numbers and more information on the NAN Election Code is available at www.nanelection.ca.

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