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New Lutsel K’e chief is First Nation’s youngest leader ever – CBC
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Mar 31, 2017
The new 30-year-old chief of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in N.W.T. says he was encouraged to run for election by the youth and elders in his community.
Darryl Boucher-Marlowe is the youngest person ever elected as chief of Lutsel K’e First Nation. He has been working for the band for the last six years, first as youth co-ordinator then as the recreation co-ordinator.
He admits he’s new to politics, but said young and old alike told him he has what it takes to be chief.
“That gave me the confidence to run for chief,” he said.