Six nominated for Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory chief, 78 for council

Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

WIIKWEMKOONG—Nominations for chief (ogimaa) of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territories were held on Saturday, July 9 and posted on Sunday, July 10. Those nominations are not yet official, as those nominated have several days in which to confirm or withdraw their willingness to stand. The official list of nominees that will appear on the ballot will be posted on Thursday, July 14.

Nominated for chief are incumbent Duke Peltier, Ian Trudeau, Rhonda Trudeau, Jean Oshkabewisens, Gladys Wakegijig, Rachel Manitowabi, Maryln Kimewon, Francis Mandamin, Joseph Wabegijig, Amsay Osawamick, Daniel Roy and Angela Recollet.

Nominated for band council are Madeline Wemigwans, Brian Peltier, Tracey Cleland Recollet, Tim Ominika, Tillie McGregor, Loretta Assinewai, Lisa Osawamick, James (Jim) Fox, Lyndsay Brisard, Marian Jacko, Joshua Manitowabi, Marcie Tabobondung, Jesse Kaboni, Lenore Manitowabi, Howard Trudeau, Gerri Lynn Manitowabi, Adam Kaboni, Abbie Peltier, Wanda Kimewon, Darcy Solomon, Irvin Oshkabewisens, Alanna L. Trudeau, Nicole Mathias, Michelle Manitowabi, Art Jr. Jacko, Daniel Manitowabi, Jeanette Jacko, Jason Oshkabewisens, Amsay Osawamick, David George, Richard Peltier, Kenneth Lewis, Cheryl A. Recollet, Jean Oshkabewisens, Francis Mandamin, Lyn Trudeau, Duke Peltier, Joseph Wabegijig, Mary Jo Wabano, Marcia (Trudeau) Bomberry, Gladys Wakegijig, Christopher Johnson (Trudeau), Raymond Jackson, Lorraine Fox, Lloyd McGregor, Phyllis Williams, Jacinta Trudeau-Solomon, Kayla Jackson, Natalie Neganegijig, Sophie Pheasant, Ralph Gonawabi, Rachel Manitowabi, Cecilia Pitawanakwat, Rolland Pangowish, Amanda Wassegijig, Daniel Roy, Matthew Oshkabewisens, Henry Pitawanakwat, Ian Trudeau, Sharlene Webkamigad, Gail J.D. Assiniwe, Shane Cooper, Daniel Young, Cori Young, Gilbert Pitawanakwat, Amanda Richard, April Recollet, Diane Jacko, Noella Jacko, Lyle Peltier, Marlene Kimewon, Naomi Mandamin, Nathan Kanasawe, Rolland Pheasant, Scott Flamand, Sylvia Recollet, Allison Odjig and Amy Shawanda.

Electoral officer for the Wiikwemkoong band elections is Cynthia Behm.