Chad Day Re-elected Tahltan President
Members of the Tahltan have re-elected Chad Norman Day as president of the Tahltan Central Government.
Voting results released yesterday show Day defeating Gayleen Day 597-251 in Monday's elections.
Ken Edzerza was elected vice president and Adrian Carlick was elected secretary treasurer.
Ten Family Representatives to the government were also elected, four of them by acclamation -- full results below.
Under Chad Day's leadership, the Tahltan Government has increased its involvement in the mineral industry, and recently signed a cooperation and benefits agreement with Seabridge Gold, regarding the KSM gold and copper mine northwest of Stewart.
In late May, the Tahltan signed a Collaboration Agreement with Geoscience BC, which sets out how the organizations will work together on completed, ongoing and potential future earth science research in Tahltan Territory.
But the Tahltan also recently issued a warning to the province to halt jade and placer mining activities in their territories around Dease Lake, saying those activities were harming the environment and did not respect Tahltan rights and title.
2019 FINAL ELECTION RESULTS
Chad Norman Day – ELECTED
Ken Edzerza – ELECTED
Adrian Carlick – ELECTED
Carlick: Alice Hamlin - ELECTED by acclamation
Etzenlee: Ann Marlene Ball - ELECTED by acclamation
Good-za-ma: Carmen McPhee - ELECTED by acclamation
Simgaldtada (Ts'imgalteda): Kimberley Marion - ELECTED by acclamation
Cawtoonma: Jodi Payne - ELECTED
Eth'eni: Angela Sladen – ELECTED
Quock (Dekama): Arlene Corcoran - ELECTED
Shoe Kawk/Howd-A-Ghtte (Shukak): Lee Marion – ELECTED
Stikine Claw/Thicke: Melva Quock – ELECTED
Thud ga: Sandra Marion - ELECTED