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Roy Fox (Makiinima) wins re-election as Chief of Blood Tribe

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Roy Fox will continue as Chief of the Blood Tribe.

Elections were held Thursday (Nov. 26) for new Chief and Council.

Fox was re-elected taking 628 votes. He beat out Vernon Chief Moon Junior and former Chief Charles Weasel Head who came in second and third respectively.

There were a total of eight people vying for Chief.

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The rest of the Blood Tribe Council though looks a lot different. Only four people were re-elected. That means there will be 8 new faces around the Council table.

You can full unofficial results of the election on the Blood Tribe website.

Highlighted names in blue indicate those elected:

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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