The Village of Gingolx and Gitwinksihlkw in the Nass Valley saw two new councillors elected to fill vacant positions. (Nisga’a Nation photo)

The Village of Gingolx and Gitwinksihlkw in the Nass Valley saw two new councillors elected to fill vacant positions. (Nisga’a Nation photo)

Two new councillors elected to Nisga’a villages of Gingolx and Gitwinksihlkw

Sheena Johansen and John. F. Moore elected as councillors

Two new councillors were elected to fill the vacant council seats of Gingolx and Gitwinksihlkw in the Nass Valley.

The results of the April 20 byelection was announced on April 25 and saw Sheena Johansen elected to the Village Gitwinksihlkw after she secured 39 out of 91 votes. Johansen will join the council consisting of chief councillor Elaine Moore and four other council members, Clyde Azak, Sammy Azak, Bruce Haldane and Andrew Nyce.

John. F. Moore, who won 44 out of 100 votes, was elected as a councillor of the Gingolx. Moore will join the council consisting of chief councillor Claude Barton Sr. and councillors Nathaniel Alexcee, Calvin Barton, Arlene Lincoln and Gwen Nelson.