The buzz in the gym at the Charles Red Hawk Elementary School on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation was rising. The room quickly filled up with community members, dignitaries and students on hand to witness the historic swearing in of Chief and Council.

Chief Darcy Bear was elected by acclamation, this is his eight terms as Chief with six elections by acclamation. Long serving Councillor Dwayne Eagle was also re-elected. New to the team this term is Councillor Dalyn Bear, who made history by joining his father Darcy as the first father and son combination in leadership at Whitecap Dakota.