WIIKWEMKOONG—The final list of candidates for the 2018 Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory election slated for August 18 has been set and certified on July 13 by electoral officer Vaugh Johnston.
The seven candidates who have agreed to let their names stand for chief and whose names will appear on the ballot include: Jeffery Eshkawkogan, Bernadine Francis, Ronnie Joseph Odjig, Duke Peltier (incumbent), Rosemary (Rose) Shawanda (Wemigwans), Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry and Gladys Wakegijig.
The 45 candidates who will stand for the 12 positions on band council include: Amy Assinewai, Robert Corbiere, John James Lee Augustin Dube, Lawrence Enosse (inc.), Jeffery Eshkawkogan, Mark Raymond Eshkawkogan, Peter (Peach) Eshkawkogan, James K. Fox, Lorraine A. Fox (inc.), Bernadine Francis (inc.), Robin George, Raymond J. F. Jackson, Christopher (Shidock) Johnston, Raymond (Gerry) Kaboni, Marilyn S. Kimewon, Wanda Darlene Christine Kimewon, Daryl King, Francis Mandamin, Gertrude Manitowabi, Margaret Tish Manitoawbi (inc.), Maureen Elizabeth Manitowabi (inc.), Peggy Sue Manitowabi, Rachel E. Manitowabi (inc.), Rolanda Manitowabi, Michael (Eshkibok) McCormick, Stitch O’Gitchitaa (Manitowabi), Tim Ominika (inc.), Jason Peter Oshkabewisens, Marlene Mona Oshkabewisens, Jean Oshkabewisens (Trudeau), Brian D. Peltier, Chuck Peltier, Ian J. Peltier, Catherine R. Pitawanakwat, Cecilia J. C. Pitawanakwat-O’Connor (inc.), Sylvia Recollet (inc.), Jacinta Solomon, Adolphus I. Trudeau, Howard B. (Small Boy) Trudeau, Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, Sheri Wabanosse, Gladys Wakegijig (inc.), Daniel (Sonny) Wassengeso, Madeline Loretta Wemigwans and Phyllis Williams.
The Wiikwemkoong Electoral Officer for the 2018 is Vaughn Johnston. The electoral office telephone number is 705-849-8072 or 866-286-7130.