New V-P for Council of the Haida Nation

  • Dec. 7, 2009 6:00 p.m.

Guujaaw was re-elected president of the Council of the Haida Nation Saturday (Dec. 5), but incumbent vice-president Arnie Bellis was defeated by April Davis-Churchill, a longtime CHN staff member. Chief electoral officer Miranda Young said there was a good turnout in Saturday’s election, with 383 votes cast in Old Massett, about 330 in Skidegate, 105 in Vancouver and 88 in Prince Rupert. Vote counting was not completed until 3 am Sunday, she said. A little over 200 people voted in an advance poll Nov. 28. In Skidegate, Cindy Boyko, William Shaun Cowpar, Percy Crosby and Jason Alsop were elected as regional representatives. In Old Massett, Robert Davis, Trevor Russ, John Yeltatzie, and Lawrence Jones were elected. In Vancouver, Sandra Greene and Allan Davidson were the successful candidates. The two Prince Rupert representatives have already been acclaimed as they were the only candidates nominated: Pansy Collison and Frank Parnell.

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