Xeni Gwet’in community goes to polls today to elect chief

The First Nations community of Xeni Gwet’in will go to the pools to elect a new chief.

  • Feb. 28, 2018 10:40 a.m.
Xeni Gwet’in community goes to polls today to elect chief

The First Nations community of Xeni Gwet’in will go to the pools today, Feb. 28, to elect a new chief for a five-year term.

Five people have been nominated for the position: Marilyn Baptiste, Chris William, Jimmy Lulua, Roger William and Cameron Lulua.

Roger William is the incumbent chief, and has been serving on council since elected in 1988.

In August, 2017, William was charged with one count of sexual interference of a person under the age of 16.

William’s lawyer said at the time that William will “vigorously defend” the charge.