Roseau River braces for referendum

Last March Terry Nelson was ousted as chief of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation by the reserve’s custom council.

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Last March Terry Nelson was ousted as chief of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation by the reserve’s custom council.

They called another election in October and Ken Henry Jr. was elected chief.

Both Nelson and Henry have been claiming to be the real chief ever since.

This week, Ottawa ordered a referendum to resolve the issue once and for all.

APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.