Chief re-elected in Tsiigehtchic

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Phillip Blake was re-elected chief of the Gwichya Gwich’in band in Tsiigehtchic on March 11, according to preliminary results.
Blake got 59 votes, followed by 49 for Russel Andre and 41 for Grace Blake.
This caps off an ordeal that lasted nearly a year, in which Andre beat Phillip Blake by one vote on June 18, 2018.
The election was successfully contested and overturned on the grounds that regulations were not followed in regards to mail-in ballots.

Phillip Blake was re-elected chief of the Gwichya Gwich’in band in Tsiigehtchic.
photo submitted by Charlene Blake

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