Mandy Gull elected Deputy Grand Chief
Abel Bosum has been elected as new Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees of Northern Quebec.
The former Quebec negotiator for the James Bay Cree Nation won the July 24 runoff election with 55.9 per cent of the vote, over outgoing Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark.
Bosum will replace Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come, who announced in June he would not seek re-election after serving five terms over a 40-year period.
Bosum campaigned on a platform that includes broad measures to increase affordable housing across Eeyou Istchee, the Cree Nation’s territory.
Mandy Gull was elected as new Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees, winning the second ballot with 51.7 per cent of the vote.