Major shakeup as St. Mary’s First Nation elects new chief, 4 new councillors – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 2018186 Views

Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., is voted in as the new chief of St. Mary’s First Nation

Jun 13, 2018

The sun is rising on a new day at St. Mary’s First Nation, according to the community’s newest chief, Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr.

As dawn broke Wednesday morning, the Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet reserve, on Fredericton’s north side, elected a new chief for the first time in 14 years.

But it was a tight race.

Polchies unseated incumbent Chief Candice Paul, who was first elected in 2004, with 468 ballots to Paul’s 377.

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