Dauphin, Canada

Garrison Settee is the new Grand Chief of the First Nations in the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (M.K.O).

Settee defeated challenger Ted Bland, who is a former Chief from York factory. Settee replaces outgoing Chief Sheila North, who was the first woman to serve as Grand Chief.

The vote took place yesterday, during the second day of the M.K.O general assembly in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Settee received 53 of the 89 votes that were cast.