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MKO elects Garrison Settee as new grand chief – CBC

Promises ‘transformational change’ for Manitoba’s North

Aug 08, 2018

Manitoba’s northern First Nations elected a new grand chief Wednesday. Former Pimicikamak chief Garrison Settee is the new grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak.

Two candidates stepped up after former Grand Chief Sheila North stepped down to take an unsuccessful run at the leadership of the Assembly of First Nations.

Settee received 53 of 89 total votes.

“I ran on a platform of transformational change. I did not run for the title, but for the North. It will be my focus,” Settee said in a statement.

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