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The five candidates vying for Cree Grand in the July 12 election are, from left: Abel Bosum, Darlene Cheechoo, Ashley Iserhoff, Rodney Mark, and Richard Shecapio. (CBC) Five candidates vying to replace Cree Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come will square off tonight in a Cree-language all candidates forum, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Abel Bosum, Darlene Cheechoo, Ashley Iserhoff, Rodney Mark, and Richard Shecapio will take questions from moderators and residents in the forum, which is being held at the Neoskweskau Sports Complex in Mistissini.

Voters will head to the polls to select a new grand chief on July 12.

CBC North and the James Bay Cree Communications Society are co-producing the event.

For those not in Mistissini, the forum will be live streamed online and broadcast live via radio through the James Bay Cree Communications Society. CBC North will also air excerpts of the forum on the radio over the following days.

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