The newly-elected chief of Wrigley, N.W.T., says the almost all-female council could be good for the community.

The chief and five of the six councillors elected last week are women.

Chief Sharon Pellissey said women often take a nurturing approach and that could help to unify her community, which has long been divided over social and political issues.

"We have women that are homemakers, some of them have been in leadership for a number of years, so we have really good backgrounds," she said.

"Also we have a person who has a health background. So it's different, but it's good! I'd like to see the outcome of that!"

Pellissey beat out Lloyd and Dave Moses for the chief's job.

She takes over for Tim Lennie, who stepped down as chief of the Pehdzeh Ki First Nation in April.