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Tla’amin Election Postponed to October 17th
For Immediate Release – September 16, 2020

Tla’amin Territory, Powell River, BC

As Covid 19 numbers continue to rise in our community, a growing number of Nation members and families are being impacted by this pandemic. Some are receiving care in hospital while most are recovering at home. Some are only showing symptoms now, and others are awaiting test results.

This morning, Tla’amin Legislators met with Electoral Officer Nicole Hajash of One Feather about how we might be able to conduct the remaining in-person portion of voting in a safe manner. Legislators agreed to postpone the election until October 17th. To everyone who has taken the time to vote online or by mail, we thank you. Therefore, there is no need for re-voting online or by mail. Online voting will remain open.

Hegus Clint Williams, “To ensure that all Tla’amin members have a fair and equal say in who forms the next Tla’amin government, the election will be postponed until Tla’amin members are well enough to fully participate. We realize this is yet another change in an already difficult time.”

However, as Tla’amin people, we have come together to ensure that every Nation member has what they need to stay safe or to recover. Now, we must ensure that all Tla’amin people can play a part in shaping the future of our nation.”

The current government will continue its leadership role until our new government is formed in late October.

Please share this important message with your relatives. We will get through this together.

Stay home, stay safe, and stay kind.

Media Contact
Steve Gallagher | 604-578-8483

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