Ta’an Kwäch’än Council (TKC) Citizens have elected Amanda Leas as their new Chief during an election held on October 18, 2021.
Of the 195 ballots cast, Leas received 77 votes, winning the majority vote over candidates Christina Peters, Doris Anderson, and incumbent Chief Kristina Kane.
Amanda is a member of the Maggie Broeren Traditional Family. She brings an extensive background working as a TKC Manager and is also part of TKC’s Dance Group, a dedicated artist, and an active member of two Whitehorse school councils.
She says her priority as Chief will be putting Citizens’ needs first. Her goals include improving housing, economic development, and increasing sustainable land development and stewardship.
“I am incredibly humbled and very honoured to have been selected. I have been engaged with TKC’s government since I was a child and I bring to the table a proven record of hard work, dedication, and a strong commitment to our community. “
“Living in an urban centre it’s important to protect our land, while still providing our Citizens with a sustainable future. I will strive to ensure our priorities align with our traditions and our values.” The election planned for TKC Deputy Chief was postponed due to a lack of nominations for the position. A process to fill the Deputy Chief position will be determined at a future date.
Ta’an Kwäch’än Council