Grand Council Treaty #3 Re-Elects Francis Kavanaugh For Third Term

“I look forward to working with all the chiefs and the people of Treaty #3 serving another four years as Ogichidaa. We have a lot of work to do with a lot of work we’ve started and can now complete,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3. “I am very serious about this commitment I made.”

Kenora, ON — Francis Kavanaugh was re-elected for a four-year term in a traditional selection process today in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation defeating Kathy Kishiqueb of Onigaming First Nation who was the only other candidate.

The traditional selection process is guided by the Anishinaabe cultural protocols and this selection was the first year that each First Nation was given four votes. This process was used to acknowledge Anishinaabe traditional selection protocols independent from the Indian Act rules of procedure.

This is the first time a Grand Chief was elected for a third term to serve the citizens of Grand Council Treaty #3.  Kavanaugh from Naotkamegwanning First Nation will serve his second consecutive term and his third term altogether.

There are 28 First Nation communities located in Grand Council Treaty #3.