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Fiddler new Grand Chief of NAN

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Alvin Fiddler was elected
Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the largest political territorial
organization in the Ontario region. Fiddler was elected with 30 votes on first
ballot over incumbent Harvey Yesno with 12 votes and Les Louttit with two by
NAN Chiefs at the 34th Annual Keewaywin
Conference in Aroland First Nation held on Aug. 12.  Three Deputy
Grand Chiefs were also elected: Anna Betty Achneepineskum (Marten Falls), Derek
Fox (Bearskin Lake) and Terry Waboose (Eabametoong). Fiddler joined the Truth
and Reconciliation Commission in 2010 as Manager of Regional Liaisons and
Ontario Regional Liaisons and has been an outspoken proponent of the Missing
and Murdered Aboriginal Woman campaign. He also played a pivotal role in the
advocacy that led to both the Iacobucci Review and the inquest into the deaths
of seven NAN youth who died while attending high school in Thunder Bay.