Twenty one candidates are competing for 10 seats in the Yellowknives Dene First Nation communities of Dettah and Ndilo.
YKDFN members will elect five councillors for Dettah and five for Ndilo on August 26th. The election will take place two weeks after Dettah’s chief is elected, there are currently four people in the running for chief. The chief of Ndilo Ernest Betsina was elected in 2017, as elections of the chiefs of each community are staggered two years apart.
Council candidates for Dettah (incumbents bolded):
Derrick L. Sangris
Mary Rose Sundberg
Council candidates for Ndilo are:
Lena Ann Black
Roy Erasmus Sr.
Elizabeth J. Liske
Philip E. Liske
People who want to hear from the candidates can do so at two forums – August 14th, 7 p.m. at the Ndilo gym (Ndilo candidates) and August 15th, 7 p.m. at the Chief Drygeese Centre (Dettah candidates).