Female chief elected in historic Tseshaht vote

The Alberni Valley's Tseshaht First Nations members went to the polls on May 14 to elect a new executive council.

The Tseshaht First Nations members went to the polls on May 14 to elect a new executive council.

The election has changed up the makeup of council, with former chief councillor Hugh Braker now only councillor instead of chief councillor and Cynthia Dick taking on the top role in an historic move.

Dick is the first female chief councillor to head the Tseshaht, and at 27 years old she is the youngest chief as well.

The election results are as follows:

• Cynthia Dick (chief councillor)

• Corey Anderson

• Hugh Braker

• Melanie Fred

• Jennifer Gallic

• Luke George

• John Gomez

• Eunice Joe

• Trevor Little

See more in-depth election coverage in next week’s News.

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