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Sep 07, 2022

Waswanipi becomes latest Cree community to elect women as chief and deputy chief

The village of Waswanipi has become the latest Quebec Cree community to elect women to the office of both chief and deputy chief.

Elections were held Aug. 31 in Waswanipi, a community of just over 2,000 people, located about 750 kilometres north of Montreal.

Businesswoman Irene Neeposh was elected chief. Rhonda Oblin Cooper, director of capital works for the band, was elected deputy chief. Both women were elected on the first ballot.

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