Tsawwassen First Nation Elections:23-year-old elected chief in First Nations election

 

Tsawwassen First Nation Elections:23-year-old elected chief in First Nations election

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/23-year-old-elected-chief-in-first-nations-election/article4529026/

 

GARY MASON

The Globe and Mail

Chief Bryce Williams, 23, of the Tsawwassen First Nation is photographed on the Tsawwassen First Nation reserve in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Sept. 7, 2012. He replaces Kim Baird, who held the title for 13 years. (Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail)

Last updated Friday, Sep. 07 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

When the Tsawwassen First Nation held elections this week, the buzz was imperceptible. Kim Baird had been chief for 13 years and, in that time, had led her people to independence.

She was one of the chief architects of the agreement her people signed with the federal and provincial governments in 2009 – the country’s first modern urban treaty. At 42, she was widely respected among those inhabiting B.C.’s power circles. Because of her experience, she was viewed as the right person to be leading a massive economic development project worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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