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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief endorses Don Scott for Mayor

PHOTO. Don Scott addressing residents at his first town hall on April 12, 2017. Jenna Hamilton/MORNING REPORTER.

Allan Adam, Chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, is endorsing Don Scott for Mayor.

Having worked with Scott in the past, Chief Adam believes that he has the skills and experience our region needs.

“The RMWB is at a cross roads and it needs to renew their relationship with the Indigenous and rural populations of this great region.  Our rural communities have so much to offer and have helped to contribute to the economic success of this region for decades.  Don Scott represents a new approach that will respect our communities and invest in them so that all of our regions residents have a chance to succeed,” said Chief Adam.

Chief Adam’s beliefs in Scott were strengthened after hearing his responses at the debate put on by the Rural Coalition.

“I now know that he has the plan to help repair relationships, invest in communities and put our local residents first.  I am proud to support a leader that will follow a balanced path that ensures every sector of this region is doing well,” said Chief Adam.

Scott was honoured to receive the endorsement.

“Our Indigenous and rural communities are key components and partners in this great region; it is an honour to secure [Chief Adams] confidence in my ability to represent the needs and concerns of Indigenous and rural residents as I seek to build a stronger tomorrow for all.”

All residents of the RMWB will vote for their next mayor and council in the election on Monday, October 16.