Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Derek Fox was elected with 30 votes by Chiefs and proxies on Aug. 11 at the virtual 39th Keewaywin Conference. Former Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh also ran for Grand Chief during the election — he received 11 votes.
Deputy Grand Chiefs Anna Betty Achneepineskum and Bobby Narcisse were elected with Achneepineskum receiving 26 votes and Narcisse receiving 25 votes on the first round of voting.
Deputy Grand Chief Victor H. Linklater was elected with 24 votes in the second round of voting after he and former Fort Albany Chief Andrew Solomon both received 22 votes in the first of voting for the three Deputy Grand Chiefs. Solomon received 15 votes in the second round.
Deer Lake’s Randall Crowe, Muskrat Dam’s Joseph Duncan, Moose Cree’s Lawrence Jefferies and Aroland’s Howard Meshake also ran for the three Deputy Grand Chief positions.
The official election campaign ran from June 12-Aug. 9.
The election is being livestreamed and information about the election is posted at: www.nanelection.ca.