Ramona Horseman re-elected a Horse Lake First Nation chief

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Ramona Horseman will remain the chief of the Horse Lake First Nation (HLFN) after the Oct. 25 election.

It proved to be a close race: Ramona received 125 votes, while the next closest was Brian Harold Horseman with 107 votes, according to a Facebook post from HLFN.

There were four candidates for the chief position.

The newly elected council is comprised of Dallas Ferguson, who received 118 votes, Cameron James Horseman (101 votes), Bruce Wayne Horseman (99 votes) and Chantille Chasity Petroski (70 votes).

There were 28 candidates in the running for council.

Polling stations were located at the HLFN and in Edmonton. There were 500 prepared ballots.

Only one ballot was rejected.

According to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the HLFN has about 512 people residing on the reserve and 799 off reserve.

Ramona Horseman did not respond to the News’ request for comment by press time.

Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News

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