The Gitsegukla Band has released the results in the election for chief and council.
Voter turnout was 36 per cent or 262 voters with 251 ballots cast in person and the remaining 11 voted through the mail.
With a total of 112 votes, Willie Blackwater was re-elected chief.
“The plan for this term is to hold our re-elected and newly elected councillors into a team that is equal to or better than the team that we had just this past current term, where we mold together and our primary focus is on our community and our primary goal is to move from co-management into self management. Another goal that we have is to revisit our unresolved specific claims with INAC and CN,” he said.
Blackwater added they are also hoping to revisit the new subdivision to get it developed to create more housing.
Council will consist of the following eight members:
Jennifer Howard – 108 votes
Roxane Alexcee – 107 votes
Victoria Russell – 101 votes
Brian Wesley Sr. – 90 votes
Noel J. Argueta – 90 votes
Morris Charles Williams – 82 votes
Arthur Sampare Jr. – 73 votes
Darlene Carol Russell – 71 votes