Mistissini’s controversial band council elections came to an end late last month with incumbent Richard Shecapio keeping his position as Chief, scraping by challenger Henry Mianscum in the July 24 run-off election with 52% of the vote. Another run-off election for the position of Deputy Chief ended with a new face joining the council. Gerald Longchap earned 62% of the votes, beating incumbent John S. Matoush for the job. In total, 1496 votes were cast.