FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – April 11 is Election Day on Fort William First Nation. There are sixty-seven candidates running for a seat on the FWFN Band Council. The voters on the First Nation will select twelve councillors.
Ken Cyrette is seeking a seat on the Council.
Hello FWFN band and community members. I am proud to announce that I have accepted nomination for FWFN council, 2015.
I would like to introduce myself to FWFN. My name is Ken Cyrette – I am 34 years of age – and have resided in FWFN for the majority of my life. My parents are Pauline Cyrette and Ken MacLaurin. My paternal grandparents are the late William “Bill” MacLaurin Sr. and Marilyn MacLaurin. My maternal grandparents are the late Loretta Cyrette and Andrew “Andy” Golphy.
I have four years of post-secondary education. I spent two years at Confederation College where I graduated from the Police Foundations Program with the highest Grade Point Average. I also have two years at Lakehead University where I am enrolled in a double degree program in Political Science and Indigenous Learning.
Most recently I was employed with FWFN in the capacity as a Family Support Worker (FSW). My employment with FWFN was humbling and life changing as I witnessed day-to-day struggles experienced by fellow FWFN members. In the capacity as an FSW I served as a support and voice for FWFN band and community members.
Why am I running for position of councillor? It’s about respect for all FWFN members. I want to serve the people and provide an invaluable voice for all FWFN members: on-reserve, off-reserve, youth, women, children, babies, elders, and both status and non-status members. I especially want to be a voice for the people who are occasionally forgotten about: off-reserve members, single mothers, and members who struggle with substance use.
I will be canvassing door-to-door in the next couple weeks and am open to visiting with you. I can be contacted at 807-631-4361 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit my election campaign pages at https://www.facebook.com/kenc4fwfn or facebook.com/groups/kenc4fwfn.
I look forward to meeting with you soon. Miigwech!
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