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PRESS RELEASE (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

CHIEF MARVIN YELLOWBIRD, SAMSON CREE NATION, RE-ELECTED

Samson Cree Nation members have re-elected Marvin


Yellowbird as their Chief for the upcoming 2011 – 2014 term
of office. Polling stations set up at Pigeon Lake Recreational
Centre and the Howard Buffalo Memorial Centre were open
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011. 39% of
eligible voters cast ballots in the Chief’s election which
placed Marvin Yellowbird in the lead. Although participation
was not as high as expected, there were more voters
participating in Friday's election than in the 2008 Chief’s
election. Despite several other qualified candidates, and a
close race, Marvin Yellowbird was declared Chief by the
Electoral Officer at the close of tabulating the ballots just
prior to 10 p.m.

In Samson Cree Nation elections, which take place in a four week period, first for Chief
and then for Council Members, typically fewer voters show up to vote in the Chief’s
election. The election for Council members scheduled to take place on February 11,
2011 promises to be interesting race as Samson Cree Nation's strategic plan for
prosperity and social revitalization hangs in the balance.

In his term as Chief, Marvin Yellowbird's priority to revitalize the Nation resulted in the
establishment of the Safe Communities Task Force comprised of members from all
sectors of the community. High on Chief Yellowbird's list of priorities is the
establishment of a youth centre, one of the top recommendations put forward by the
Safe Communities Task Force Report.

Chief Yellowbird, who remains committed to the preservation of culture and language
and to the protection of Treaty rights, seeks the continued active support of Nation
members in bringing about the desired changes during his upcoming term of office.
Chief Yellowbird will also promote economic development initiatives aimed at securing
employment, training and educational opportunities for the Nation’s members in his
upcoming term.

Chief Yellowbird will work with all levels of government to ensure the Nation's
aspirations become a reality.

RESULTS FOR SAMSON CREE NATION CHIEF ELECTIONS


HELD on January 28, 2011

# of VOTES CANDIDATE

234 MARVIN YELLOWBIRD

216 EARL MICHAEL (MARIO) SWAMPY

201 KURT BUFFALO

179 DEREK M. BRUNO

176 PATRICK (PAT) ROSS BUFFALO


145 LARRON NORTHWEST

102 ARROL CRIER

97 DOROTHY SIMON

79 DARWIN SOOSAY

62 DARREL BRUNO

60 KEVIN LLOYD BUFFALO

1551 Ballots Counted


1 Spoiled Ballot(s)
1552 Total Ballots Cast *