Yesterday Long Plain First Nation voted in their new Chief and Council for the next four years. Long Plain First Nation voted in their new Chief and Council for the next four years.

Voters took to the polls from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Spirit Lodge and all other designated voting stations.  Votes were counted and tallied, and after a six-hour stretch, Electoral Officer Janet Longlaws announced the results at 3:00 a.m. this morning.

“To the Office of Chief: Dennis Meeches,” says Longclaws. “To the Office of Councillor (and there’s four of them): We have Liz Merrick, Marvin Daniels, James Assiniboine and Stephen Prince.”

This will most likely be the last term that Meeches will hold as chief, but he hasn’t ruled out running as councillor in later years. Merrick and Daniels are re-elected councillors, while Assiniboine and Prince are newly appointed to the position.

We’ll have reaction from the winners later today.

-Article courtesy of Portage Online

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