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Election sees Hare chosen for Grand Council Chief position

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare

Hare replaces retiring Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.

Glen Hare, who served as Deputy Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation for four terms, was elected today to replace retiring Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.

Hare has a 33-year political career, beginning as a council member and then chief of M’Chigeeng First Nation.

“This speaks highly of his leadership skills and dedication to serving all our peoples at local and provincial levels,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day in a press statement.

“I know that the Anishinabek Nation will continue to be strongly represented by Grand Council Chief Hare, who continues to be a champion of First Nation controlled child welfare systems. Bringing our children back to our communities, and back to their families, is the top priority of all leadership,” Day added.

Madahbee has left a lasting legacy of a tireless leader, said Day. Madahbee served as the chair of the Ontario Chiefs Committee on Health, and was a driving force behind the recent review of Non-Insured Health Benefits, said Day.

Also elected were Regional Deputy Grand Council Chiefs: Northern Superior Region – Chief Edward Wawia, Red Rock Indian Band; Southwest Region – Joe Miskokomon (acclaimed), Chippewas of the Thames First Nation; Southeast Region – Chief Jim Bob Marsden (acclaimed), Alderville First Nation; and Lake Huron Region – Chief Scott McLeod (interim), Nipissing First Nation.

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