KBIC elects new Tribal President

SWEARING IN–Council member Doreen Blaker swears in newly elected members, including, l-r, Susan LaFernier (INC), Kim Klopstein (INC), Liz Julio and Suzie Elmblad at the reorganizational meeting.

by Melissa Newland
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) General Election results were officially certified this past weekend, bringing two new council members to the table along with two incumbents and an incumbent Judge and also saying goodbye to long-time councilman and President Warren “Chris” Swartz along with council member Dale Goodreau. Election Board Chair Diana Chaudier was on hand at the Jan. 8, 2022 meeting to give the official results of the election to the council. After the council approved the results, Treasurer Doreen Blaker recognized Swartz and Goodreau for their service with a statement and parting gifts before swearing in newly elected council members. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.