Forum set for Tribes election candidates

Cowichan Tribes members interested in hearing candidates for chief in this year’s elections, can attend a forum on Thursday, Nov. 19

Cowichan Tribes members interested in hearing candidates for chief in this year’s elections, can attend a forum on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Si’em Lelum’ dining hall from 6 to 8 p.m.

Chief Electoral Officer Lawrence Lewis had received six nominations for the position of chief, and 101 nominations for 12 council positions by Oct. 23, the official cut-off date.

Eligible voters can then cast ballots for both chief and council on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Si’em Lelum’ Gymnasium between 9 a.m and       8 p.m.

Cowichan Tribes is the largest First Nation in B.C., providing services to over 4,600 members, and over 5,000 non-members living in the Cowichan Valley area.