From the Tri-Cities News:

For the first time in the band’s history, the chief of the Kwikwetlem First Nation is publicly backing Tri-City municipal candidates.

Today (Friday), a spokesperson for Chief Ron Giesbrecht said he’s promoting — but not endorsing — six contenders vying for mayoral and council seats in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

They are, in Coquitlam, Richard Stewart for mayor and Brent Asmundson and Dennis Marsden for council; in PoCo, Priscilla Omulo for council; and in Port Moody, Mike Clay for mayor and Tasha Faye Evans for council (Evans also has the support of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation).

Chief Giesbrecht is throwing his weight behind the candidates based on their First Nations-friendly platforms; no challengers approached him for support, the spokesperson said.

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KFN chief backs six mayor, council candidates

For the first time in the band’s history, the chief of the Kwikwetlem First Nation is publicly backing Tri-City municipal candidates. Today (Friday), a spokesperson for Chief Ron Giesbrecht said he’s promoting – but not endorsing – six contenders vying for mayoral and council seats in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

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