Candidates for the Nuxalk Chief and Council were confirmed last week. There will be three candidates running for the position of Chief Councillor, incumbent Andrew Andy, former Marine Manager Wally Webber, and former Band Manger Theresa Hood.
There are 12 councilor positions available and a total of 39 individuals running. These are: Billy Andy Jr., Jeanette Apps, Glenn Clellamin, Gordon Edgar Sr., Melvin Edgar, Darlene Hall, Marshall Hans, Banchi Hanuse, Louise Hilland, Louise Hopkins, Cynthia Khonje, Marlene King, Travis King, Blair Mack, Harvey Mack, James Mack Sr., Marvin Mack, Melinda Mack, Thomas Mack, Dean Mecham Sr., Jason Moody, Larry Moody Jr., Megan Moody, Ken Morton, Raymond Morton, Rhonda Morton, Jennifer Nuttall, Ian Pootlass, Patrick Schooner, Rosalie Schooner, Samuel Schooner, Albert (Buddy) Siwallace, Priscilla Siwallace, Spencer Siwallace, Deric Snow, Rita Svisdhal, Peter Tallio, Terry Webber, and Sharon Wilson.
Those wishing to view the list of candidates can do so on the Nuxalk Nation website at www.nuxalknation.org. The election is set to be held on March 12.