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October 27, 2017 5:45 pm

Lheidli T’enneh Chief and Council Sworn In

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Chief Dominic Frederick shares a word with RCMP Superintendent Warren Brown  at swearing in ceremony-photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – It was a packed house at Exploration Place in Prince George as Chief and Council for the Lheidli  T’enneh were officially sworn in last night.One by one, Chief  and Councillors  swore their oath  to  represent the Lheidli T’enneh  with dignity  and to respect all others.  Prince George RCMP Superintendent  Warren Brown officiated.

Chief Frederick was first elected  Chief of Lheidli T’enneh in March of 2005.  Last month he was elected  for  his seventh consecutive term.

(at right,  full house for  swearing in )

The Councillors sworn in are:

  • Dolleen Logan
  • Clayton Pountney
  • Vanessa West and
  • Shirley Gustason.

Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall  addressed the gathering,  noting the deepening relationship between the First Nation and the City  a relationship  he says  blossomed during the 2015 Canada Winter Games.  “I think that was a real turning point for us in this community” said Mayor Hall “The pavilion, their ability to show the community what they were all about.  We had a great opportunity at the  pavilion to see artistry, cultural events,  music, dance and the presentations  they made there were really unbelievable.”

Since that time,  the City and the Lheidli T’enneh have held community to community meetings,  as well as staff to staff meetings “These  are all to build a relationship, a partnership that  is long overdue” said Mayor Hall “I can’t  say enough how Chief Frederick and his Council have  provided  an opportunity for us to create that relationship.” 

With his leadership Lheidli T’enneh has solidified its role as the host First Nation in land management, economic development, health care, education and cultural activities throughout its traditional territory which stretches from the headwaters of the Fraser River downstream to Hixon Creek, including the Robson Valley and the City of Prince George.




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