The Adams Lake First Nation election was held June 26, 2021. (File photo)

The Adams Lake First Nation election was held June 26, 2021. (File photo)

Adams Lake First Nation elects new chief, council

Two incumbents from former council remain after June 26 election

Adams Lake band members have voted for a change in leadership.

Following the June 26 election, Lynn Kenoras-Duck Chief was named the new chief, to replace incumbent Kukpi7 (Chief) Cliff Arnouse.

The make-up of the five-member council has also changed.

Incumbent councillors Brandy Jules and Shelley Witzky were re-elected, with new councillors Cory Sampson, Howard Nordquist and Joyce Kenoras joining them. Kenoras will represent the Salmon Arm area, Sxwetsméllp #6.

Not returned to council were incumbents Elaine Jules, Steven Teed and Salmon Arm area representative Gina Johnny.

Six-hundred and fifty-four electors were eligible to vote, with 247 votes cast for chief.

Kenoras-Duck Chief received 104 votes, with Arnouse getting 75 and Diane Jules, 68.

Sampson topped the councillor votes with 173, then Witzky with 149, both Brandy Jules and Joyce Kenoras with 136, and Nordquist with 111.

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