Roberta Joseph re-elected chief of Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation

Roberta Joseph has been re-elected chief of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation in Dawson City, Yukon.

The First Nation held an election for chief and councillors on Thursday.

The unofficial election results indicate that Joseph got 162 votes; the other candidate for chief, Eddie Taylor, received 87.

Six people vied for four councillor spots. Incumbents Simon Nagano and Darren Bullen, along with J.T. Taylor and Babe Titus, received the most votes in the unofficial results.

According to the chief returning officer, one candidate could request a recount since there were less than 10 votes separating him from a winning candidate.

Joseph credits her re-election to "a good relationship with our citizens."

She says the new council will continue to prioritize education and housing, and completing the First Nation's subdivision expansion project.

Joseph says she's especially pleased to see J.T. Taylor join council, as "we haven't had a youth at the council table for many, many years.

"I'm looking forward to him developing the leadership, and maybe even inspiring other youth to become more involved with the political side of the First Nation."

If there is not a recount, the official results will be released on April 24.