Fort Simpson, N.W.T., chief ousted by council
Six councillors voted against her, two abstained
Chief Keyna Norwegian has been removed as chief of the Liidlii Kue First Nation in Fort Simpson, N.W.T.
Norwegian faced a vote of non-confidence by the council last night and lost.
Six councillors voted in favour of the measure and two abstained.
Steven Jose is now acting chief of the band. He said he voted against the chief.
"Breaking the code of conduct and not following the policies and just stuff like that that's been happening for a while and it needs to stop. And for the future, we need good leaders and you have to follow the policy and stick to the rules, right. And if you don't do that, we see it as council that it's not right and we've got to put our feet down," he said.
Jose said the major problem was communication between chief and council.
A meeting will be held for the membership on Jan. 22 to decide how to proceed with council business.
Last week, Norwegian had been fighting the call for her to step down. She said the original vote recommending she resign was held in her absence.