Fort Good Hope prepares for upcoming chief and council election

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Voters in the fly-in community of Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., will choose their new chief and council on Monday, July 19. (Julien Schroder - image credit)
Voters in the fly-in community of Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., will choose their new chief and council on Monday, July 19. (Julien Schroder - image credit)

Incumbent Chief Daniel Masuzumi is running for re-election against councillor Tommy Kakfwi in a two-way race for chief in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.

The advance poll took place on Friday. Voters in the fly-in community of over 500 people will choose their new chief and council on July 19.

Masuzumi was first elected chief in 2019, when he won against previous chief Wilfred McNeely Jr., who served for eight years.

According to the community's charter, the person elected chief also takes on the role of mayor of Fort Good Hope.

Meanwhile, 12 people are running for nine open seats in council. They are:

  • Angela Chinna

  • Jonas Chinna

  • Paul Dickson

  • Linda Edgi

  • Lucy Jackson

  • Floyd Kakfwi

  • Beverly Masazumi

  • Charles McNeely

  • Rose McNeely

  • Colin Pierrot

  • Verna Pierrot

  • Joseph Tobac

Voting is set to happen Monday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the band hall.

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