Darian Baskatawang aims to be the youngest Ontario chief

He might be Ontario's youngest chief candidate at just 21 years old


Last updated 10/5/2017 at 2:20pm

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Twenty-one-year-old Darian Baskatawang, pictured with his family, seeks to be the youngest chief ever of Whitesand First Nation.

THUNDER BAY, ON-A First Nations election this fall could make history. Darian Baskatawang, 21, is running for chief of Whitesand First Nation, located about 250 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont. If he wins, he'll likely be the youngest elected chief Ontario has ever seen.

The previous record holder is Wade Cachagee, who was 27 years old when he was elected chief at Chapleau Cree First Nation in 2001. But Baskatawang may face a hurdle his older electoral opponents don't need to worry about-Whitesand First Nation's membership code prohibits candidates young...

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