The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is gearing up to elect a Assembly of First Nations (AFN)Manitoba regional chief on July 22, as the last one was held on Feb. 8, 2012.
The election will take place during the Assembly AMC annual general assembly at the Kikiwak Inn on Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN).
The current regional chief Bill Traverse, who is a member of the KinonjeoshtegonFirst Nation, will be running again, against five other candidates. Dennis Cameronof the Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve, Reynold Cook of Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Kevin Hart of Nischawayasihk Cree Nation, Chris Henderson of Black River First Nation, and Kenneth Young of OCN are all running.
Candidates were announced uly 12. Requirements for running including being 18 years of age, and being a resident of Manitoba for the past three months prior to the election being issues,
The AMC annual general assembly runs from July 21 to July 23.