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Race for regional chief begins – Yahoo News

January 14, 2022

The word is out and hats have officially been tossed into the ring.

Less than two weeks ahead of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) election, Serge Otsi Simon announced he was joining the race against current regional chief Ghislain Picard.

“Running for this position was not an easy decision, it’s one that took me months to make,” said the former Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief who held the position for a decade.

Since his loss against Victor Akwirente Bonspille in the council election on August 1, the candidate said he has been wrestling with ideas on how he could carry on with contributing to the betterment of Indigenous Peoples.

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