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Chief re-elected.


Bentley Cheechoo has been re-elected as grand chief of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation for a second three-year term. The Native political organization represents 46 Cree and Ojibwa communities made up of Treaty 9 Indians. The Nishnawbe-Aski Nation area covers all of the land in Northern Ontario from north of the 50th parallel within the watersheds of Hudson and James Bays. It represents more than 20,000 Native people in Northern Ontario. Cheechoo said the organization plans to gain recognition of Native self-government within the Canadian constitution and pursue self-government negotiations with the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the provincial government.
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Title Annotation:Bentley Cheechoo to start his second-year term as grand chief of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation
Publication:Northern Ontario Business
Date:Aug 1, 1991
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