Chief Lyle Sayers and Patrick Madahbee with their supporters during the stand-up election on June 3, 2015.

Chief Lyle Sayers and Patrick Madahbee with their supporters during the stand-up election on June 3, 2015.

Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare, Northern Superior Regional Chief Pierre Pelletier, Lake Huron Regional Chief Joe Endanawas, Southwestern Regional Chief Joe Miskokomon, Southeastern Chief Jim Bob Marsden and Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.

Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare, Northern Superior Regional Chief Pierre Pelletier, Lake Huron Regional Chief Paul Eshkakogan, Southwestern Regional Chief Joe Miskokomon, Southeastern Chief Jim Bob Marsden and Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.

CURVE LAKE FIRST NATION (June 3, 2015) — Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee won his third consecutive term as Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation.

Candidates Chief Lyle Sayers of Garden River First Nation and Madahbee of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation participated in a stand-up election today at Grand Council Assembly in Curve Lake.  Madahbee had 32 votes to Sayers’ 10.

It’s actually Madahbee’s fourth term as Grand Council Chief — he served the position in the 1980s as well.

“I’ve never forgotten who I serve,” says Madahbee in his speech prior to the election.  Madahbee’s priorities continue moving the Anishinabek Education Agreement forward, along with the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law.

“I think we are coming upon an exciting time,” says Madahbee.  “We have a meeting set up with Premier Wynne at the end of August, we’re advancing our priorities and  exercising our inherent jurisdiction.”

Yesterday, Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare was acclaimed for a fourth term.