Longest serving elected chief in Canada retires after 4 decades – CBC

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Longest serving elected chief in Canada retires after 4 decades – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202033 Views

Marie-Anne Daywalker-Pelletier was first elected as Okanese First Nation chief in 1981

Oct 29, 2020

Marie-Anne Daywalker-Pelletier, who led Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan for almost 40 years making her the longest serving elected chief in Canada, retired last week.

First elected in 1981, Daywalker-Pelletier is still surprised by the length of time she spent in office.

“My thoughts at that time were maybe three or four years, that was kind of my target,” she said.

“I never thought I’d be there for 40 years. I have seen generations grow up.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/marie-anne-daywalker-pelletier-longest-chief-1.5772712

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