Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell starts his new job as Regional Chief with the Assembly

    Band Manager Charles Pender says the chief was responsible for the initiative and growth of the Qalipu and today there are 90 plus employees working at 6 different locations throughout the province, and they have $25 million dollars annually in funding.

    Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell is moving on to his new role as Regional Chief for Newfoundland with the Assembly of First Nations. He announced his resignation on Friday and the new job starts today. Charles Pender is the Band Manager with Qalipu First Nations. He says Chief Mitchell has become the face of Qalipu and has been chief for eight years. Pender says he was responsible for the initiative and growth of the Qalipu and today there are 90 plus employees working at 6 different locations throughout the province, and they have $25 million dollars annually in funding. He says there’s only 11 months left to this mandate, so there won’t be a by-election to replace the Chief. He says moving forward, the council will select from the vice-chiefs. The vice-chief will only assume the duties of the Chief while retaining their title of Vice Chief. That is until the next general election in October. 

     

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