Nathan Matthew elected chief by acclamation

Name of former chief only one put forward during Simpcw First Nation nomination meeting held Sunday

Nathan Matthew is once again the chief of Simpcw First Nation.

Nathan Matthew is once again the chief of Simpcw First Nation.

Nathan Matthew has been chosen to once again be chief of Simpcw First Nation.

According to acting-chief Tina Donald, no other names were put forward during a nomination meeting held in Chu Chua on Sunday.

Matthew was chief for about 20 years before he stepped down roughly seven years ago. He is expected to officially take office sometime next week.

His place was taken by Keith Matthew, who stepped down as chief to take a position with Yellowhead Mining Inc. Rita Matthew took over but did not run again in elections held this spring. Fred Fortier was elected chief in those elections, but then resigned. Tina Donald has been acting-chief since then.

Nathan Matthew continues to live in Chu Chua. He goes running every day as he trains for the marathons he runs.