Five in running for CHN president

  • Nov. 7, 2005 4:00 p.m.

Council of the Haida Nation president Guujaaw and vice-president Arnie Bellis will both be running for their seats again in the CHN elections, which take place Nov. 26.
The CHN released the complete list of nominations on Monday. There are five people running for president. In addition to Guujaaw, they are Ron Brown Jr. (who has held the position previously), Arthur Collison, Kim Davidson and Roy Jones Jr.
In the race for vice-president, there are only two candidates: incumbent Arnie Bellis, and Irene Mills.
Running for Old Massett representatives (four positions) are Ronald Brown Sr, William Robin Brown, Frank Collison, Roy Collison, Robert (Pedro) Davis, Lawrence Jones and Sherri Lightbown.
In Skidegate, five candidates are running for the four regional rep positions: Cindy Boyko, Robert (Bopper) Mills, Ronald (Wow) Williams, Richard (Capt. Gold) Wilson and Robert Young (aka Tony Brooks).
In Prince Rupert, Pansy Collison and Bill White have been acclaimed as the regional reps. In Vancouver, a field of six is running for two regional rep positions: Vincent Collison, Dawn Cook, Sandra Greene, Joanne Leask, Lois Rullin (Helmer) and Leona Stephenson.
All Haida citizens who have reached the age of 16 as of Oct. 31 are eligible to vote. An advance poll will be held Nov. 19 and the regular poll will be held Nov. 26.