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3 candidates running for chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations

The campaign to choose the next chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has begun.

New chief will be elected at fall Legislative Assembly next month

Interim chief of the FSIN, Kimberly Jonathan, will be running for the position of first vice chief this year. (CBC)

The campaign to choose the next chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has begun.

Three candidates are in the running for the top spot: Helen Ben, Bobby Cameron and Leo Omani.

Ben is the former tribal chief of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Cameron is currently a FSIN vice-chief and Leo Omani is the chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation.

Interim chief Kimberly Jonathan is running for first vice chief this year and will be acclaimed. Jonathan took over the position when Chief Perry Bellegarde resigned to run for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations last year.

Current Third Vice Chief Dutch Lerat is also running unopposed and will also be acclaimed.

The elections will be held during the fall Legislative Assembly next month at TCU Place.

A by-election for the position of second vice chief will also be held at the same time.

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