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Penticton Indian Band elects new chief

The Penticton Indian Band has elected Greg Gabriel as the band's new chief.
October 20, 2020 - 11:42 AM

The Penticton Indian Band has new leadership this morning.

The band has elected Greg Gabriel as their new chief following an election yesterday, Oct. 19, according to a Penticton Indian Band media release.

Gabriel will be sworn in today. He received 107 of 358 ballots while incumbent chief Chad Eneas, elected in 2016, received 80 votes and finished fourth.

Gabriel is a former band administrator who has served more than 34 years in a management capacity with the Penticton Indian Band.

The unofficial results are as follows:

  • Greg Gabriel 107
  • Tim Lezard 82
  • Joseph Pierre 81
  • Chad Eneas 80
  • Brian Jack  8

Nominations for council positions will be held tonight, with voting scheduled for Dec. 7. 

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