Sean Smith elected chief of Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Yukon


The Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Yukon has elected a new chief — Sean Smith.

Smith won Wednesday’s vote in Whitehorse, ousting Doris Bill who has served three consecutive terms as chief.

According to results posted online by the First Nation on Thursday, Smith won with 289 votes compared to 205 for Bill.

Smith has been a past councillor for the First Nation and also ran for chief in 2020. He lost that election by 70 votes.

The First Nation has also posted preliminary results of the election for councillors, though the close results meant a recount was held Thursday afternoon.

The recount confirmed the election results, with Charlene Charlie, Charles Chief, Jesse Ryder and Ray

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