CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Chiefs and proxies from
Nishnawbe Aski Nation's (NAN) 49 First Nation communities re-elected Stan
Beardy as Grand Chief this afternoon during the XXVIII Keewaywin Chiefs
Conference in Chapleau Cree First Nation.
"It is a great honour to be elected to an unprecedented fourth term as
Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation," said Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand
Chief Stan Beardy, a member of Muskrat Dam First Nation and the first NAN
Grand Chief to be elected to four consecutive terms. "It is a great
responsibility to be chosen by the Chiefs to represent the people of Nishnawbe
Aski, and I will do my best to uphold the trust they have placed in me."
Beardy was elected along with three Deputy Grand Chiefs who are
responsible for specific portfolios at NAN including education, health,
justice, and governance. Elected as Deputy Grand Chief were:
1. Terry Waboose, of Eabametoong First Nation (Incumbent)
2. Mike Metatawabin, of Fort Albany First Nation
3. Les Louttit, of Fort Albany First Nation
The new NAN Executive Council was sworn into office immediately. The
Keewaywin Conference continues on Thursday August 13 in Chapleau under the
direction of the new Executive Council.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization
representing 49 First Nation communities in James Bay Treaty 9 and Ontario
portions of Treaty 5 - an area covering two thirds of the province of Ontario.
For further information:
For further information: please visit www.nanelection.ca or contact:
Michael Heintzman, Media Relations Officer, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807)
621-2790 mobile; Larry Amos, Head Electoral Officer, (204) 677-0239