The Grand Council of the Crees

Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come

Posted: 2017-06-09

Following is a message Grand Chief posted on his Facebook profile on June 6, 2017:

This afternoon, I submitted my response of my nomination as "Grand Chief/Chairman of GCCIE/CNG to the Returning Officer.

I began as a Band Councillor, Chief, Grand Chief/Chairman, National Chief and than back as Grand Chief/Chairman.

I started at a young age of 21 and now I am 61. Guess 40 yrs of my life has been in Indigenous politics of which over 30 years has been with the Cree Nation.

I have been the Grand Chief/Chairman for 20 years.

I consider just being nominated for an elected position a great honour.

I want to thank all those that have nominated me both in the past and present.

On behalf of my family, l want to thank our Cree people of Eeyou Istchee for giving me the privilege and honour to represent our Cree Nation for this long.

Having read this far, you guessed right.

I did not accept my nomination for the Office of Grand Chief/Chairman.

May God continue to bless our Nation.