February 5, 2023

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the electors of the Fort William First Nation will be held at the Fort William First Nation Bingo Hall on Friday the 3rd day of March, 2023 beginning at 4:00 p.m. and lasting for at least three hours, for the purposes of nominating candidates for the positions of chief and 12 councillor positions.


  • Any elector may nominate candidates by delivering or sending by mail, email or fax to the Electoral Officer a completed, signed and witnessed nomination and voter declaration form before the time set for the nomination meeting, OR by making a nomination orally at the nomination meeting.
  • Under the First Nations Elections Act, an elector must not nominate more than one candidate for the position of chief and no more candidates for the position of councillor as there are councillor positions available for election.
  • Under the First Nations Elections Act, a nominee does not become a candidate until they deliver to the Electoral Officer or Deputy Electoral Officer, by 6 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2023 a signed Candidate Declaration form, which can be obtained from the Electoral Officer.


  1. The election will be held on the Friday, April 7, 2023 at the Fort William First Nation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  2. An advance poll will be held on Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 2023 at the Victoria Inn, Wellington Room, 555 W. Arthur St., Thunder Bay, Ontario from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  3. Any elector may vote by mail-in ballot by submitting a Request for Mail-in Ballot form, which can be obtained from the electoral officer, along with a copy of identification, by Saturday April 1, 2023
  4. Any elector may permit the electoral officer to release their name to the candidates.

Given under my hand this 5th day of February, 2023.

Paula Hyslop PO Box 10548     Telephone: 807-935-2086

Electoral Officer Thunder Bay ON P7B 6T9     Fax:  807-935-2488

E-mail:  fwfn2023@gmail.com

Notice of Nomination Meeting Posting