CHN election Saturday

  • Dec. 7, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Haida citizens on the islands as well as in Prince Rupert and Vancouver go to the polls Saturday (Dec. 8) to elect a vice-president and regional representatives. Polls in Old Massett, Skidegate, Rupert and Vancouver will be open from 9 am until 9 pm. People of Haida ancestry over the age of 16 are eligible to vote. There are five candidates running for vice-president: incumbent April Churchill, Ron Brown Jr, Melinda Pick, Trevor Russ and Adeana Young. Nine candidates are running for the four positions as Old Massett regional representatives: Robert Bennett, Kiefer Collison, Vincent Collison, Robert (Pedro) Davis, Donnie Edenshaw, Lawrence Jones, Brandon Kallio, Cynthia Samuels and John Yeltatzie. Six candidates are running for the four Skidegate regional positions: Jason Alsop, William Shawn Cowpar, Perby Crosby, Guujaaw Giindajing, Juanita (Irene) Mills and Randy Pryce (Tennant). There are two seats each for representatives from Prince Rupert and Vancouver. Candidates for the Rupert positions are Pansy Collison, Jennifer Davidson, Charlene Fast, David Parnell, Frank Parnell and Bill White. For the Vancouver positions: Allan P. Davidson, Shawn Edenshaw, Clifford Fregin, Sandra Greene, James Savino and Harold Williams. Peter Lantin will be acclaimed as the new president of the Council of the Haida Nation, as the only other candidate, Robert Mills, withdrew from the race last month.

Just Posted

Divided worldviews at play in debate over ocean fertilization

New study looks at attitudes that shaped reaction to controversial experiment off Haida Gwaii

Tlellagraph: Breathing, beach parties, and being happy at home

By Janet Rigg I’m going to take you back in time, to… Continue reading

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

A rebuilding year for Richardson Ranch

Workshop and boarding kennels re-open a year after fire rocks Richardson Ranch

Cumshewa Head Trail revisited

By John Wood Toward the end of May, John Wesley and I… Continue reading

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Three injured after industrial explosion in Newfoundland

The roof of the warehouse was blown off in the explosion near St. John’s

Ottawa Senators trade Mike Hoffman, less than a week after allegations involving partner

Following the trade Senators make no mention of allegations against Hoffman’s partner

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Remains of two people found on Vancouver Island

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to two missing men, last seen in Ucluelet in mid-May

Helping B.C.’s helpers cope

The MRT has helped almost 7,000 first responders and street workers in 57 communities in B.C.

Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

A B.C. Supreme Court judge acquitted Othman Hamdan of terrorism charges last September

Most Read