NAN Election – Derek Fox on Health Issues

Derek Fox
Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox

THUNDER BAY – Derek Fox is seeking the responsibility as Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief. Fox has been travelling the region and talking with Chiefs and community members through his campaign.

Speaking on the issues of health, Derek Fox says that some of the issues facing First Nations people include diet, exercise and addictions.

Building a healthy community in NAN Territory is on of the goals that Fox has brought to his campaign.

In this interview with NetNewsLedger, Derek Fox shares some of the ideas and vision he has if chosen one of the three Deputy Grand Chiefs for NAN.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Electoral Officer Larry Amos has received and approved nomination papers from the following persons for the position of Grand Chief (1) and Deputy Grand Chief (3) for the August 2015 election for the Executive Council of Nishnawbe Aski Nation:

Candidates for Grand Chief:
Alvin Fiddler
Les Louttit
Harvey Yesno

Candidates for Deputy Grand Chief:

Anna Betty Achneepineskum
Darius Ferris
Dave Flood
Derek Fox
Goyce Kakegamic
Rex Knapaysweet
Mike Metatawabin
Walter Naveau
Theresa Spence
Terry Waboose

Chiefs and proxies from NAN’s 49 First Nations will vote for members of the Executive Council on August 12, 2015 during the XXXIV Keewaywin Conference in Aroland First Nation (August 11-13, 2015). Elections are held in accordance with the NAN Election Code, which states that a candidate must obtain 50 per cent plus one of the votes cast to be elected.
The official campaign period runs from July 14, 2015 to August 12, 2015

NetNewsLedger has offered all of the candidates running for Grand Chief or Deputy Grand Chief with Nishnawbe-Aski Nation the opportunity to share with our readers and viewers their vision and thoughts on the issues of the day. Contact us at

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