Abram Benedict selected as new Ontario Regional Chief

 Abram Benedict from Akwesasne is the new Ontario Regional Chief. He was elected Wednesday, June 12 at the Six Nations of the Grand River where the Chiefs of Ontario are holding their annual assembly. (Photo by Austin Evans) By Sam Laskaris Writer Akwesasne’s Abram Benedict is the new Ontario Regional Chief. Benedict beat out four other candidates, including the incumbent Glen Hare, in an election which was held Wednesday morning in Six Nations. The election was the highlight of the second day of the Chiefs of Ontario’s annual general assembly being held locally. The three-day event, which concludes Thursday, is being held at the Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Centre. Benedict had spent the past 18 years serving as a councillor and then Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council…

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