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Kenny Cayen elected chief of West Point First Nation – Northern News Services

June 18, 2019

Kenny Cayen has been elected the new chief of West Point First Nation.

Cayen emerged the winner in a close race among three candidates for chief in a general election on June 11.

The new chief collected 14 votes, while incumbent chief Becky Cayen garnered 13 votes and another candidate, Kandice Thomas, came in a close third with 11 votes.

“People wanted a change in leadership and they want somebody with a strong voice,” said Kenny Cayen the day after the election.

The new chief previously served on council for just a few months about a decade ago.

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