A Lady Takes The Chief's Position And Only One Incumbent Returned In Piikani Band Election: B93.3 FM : Lethbridge's #1 Hit Music Station : Lethbridge News, Alberta
B93 FM Lethbridge

 
Home /Local News Feed /
A Lady Takes The Chief's Position And Only One Incumbent Returned In Piikani Band Election

 
 
Piikani First Nation:  The Piikani First Nation people were looking for change on it's Band Council and change is what they got in Wednesday's election. It includes the bands first woman to be elected Chief.

 Of the 11-people vying for the Chief's position, the majority of the votes (200) went to Gayle Marie Strikes With A Gun.  She defeated incumbent Chief Reg Crow Shoe who had 66-votes.

   Women taking up the Chief's position is becoming a trend, as there are now 116 female Band Chiefs across the country. They are well educated. Gayle Marie has a bachelor of education from the University of Lethbridge and a master of education administration from the University of British Columbia. She also has 25-years of teaching experience and has held positions as a school principal, and acting superintendent.

  Of the 57-people seeking the 12-Band Council positions, only one incumbent band member was re-elected. Doane Kane Crowshoe had the second highest number of votes at 281.  The candidate with the most votes was Wesley Provost at 310.

  The remainder of the new faces on the Band Council are:

Willet Yellow Face (276),

Angela Mary Grier (269),

Andrew Provost Jr. (248),

Fabian Floyd North Peigan (243),

Clayton Todd Small Legs (238),

Kyle David Grier (236),

Rebecca Serene Weasel Traveller (226),

Maurice Little Wolf (219),

Eloise Provost (219),

Casey Riel Scott (219).

The election was conducted by way of an electronic polling station at the Piikani Community Hall from from 9 A-M to 8 P-M on Wednesday, January 5th.



Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 at 4/16/2014 11:15:08 AM
Source:
 
 
Latest News Articles

 
Palliser Dealing with Discriminatory Language at Faith-Based Schools
Thursday, January 06, 2011 : 4/16/2014 11:15:08 AM
 
Rachael Harder Plans To Seek Federal Conservative Nomination
Thursday, January 06, 2011 : 4/16/2014 11:15:08 AM
 
Youth Charged with Second Degree Murder Headed to Trial
Thursday, January 06, 2011 : 4/16/2014 11:15:08 AM
 
Appeal Launched by Man Who Tried to Fire the Judge at Trial
Thursday, January 06, 2011 : 4/16/2014 11:15:08 AM
 
Lethbridge Man Charged After Robbery At Service Station
Thursday, January 06, 2011 : 4/16/2014 11:15:08 AM
Home /Country 95.5 FM News


 
 

 




 
B93.3 FM
Home Promotions
Station Blogs
On Air Events
News  
Other Links
Contact Us Alberta Equity Scholarship Program
Legal Notice Advertise with B93.3 FM
Privacy Policy  
Connect with B93.3 FM