He made headlines for his million dollar payday last year but the highest paid chief of a native reserve in Canada has been re-elected reports radio station CKNW in Vancouver.
Ron Giesbrecht received the huge paycheck as leader of the tiny Kwikwetlem band and consisted mostly of a bonus for brokering a land deal with the province.
In the election, Giesbrecht received 30 votes.
According to reporter Gord MacDonald, who spoke to residents, the reserve remains divided, split along family lines.
"Basically what it is, is his family, right? And it’s sad to say but our reserve is split in families, right? And it’s just he talked to his family and got them all on board," Ron Jackman told MacDonald.
The reserve is a tiny one, population wise, with reports of between 81 and 87 members, hardly enough to support such a large payday.
Giesbrecht's extravagant compensation came to light thanks to the federal government's First Nations Accountability Act which requires bands to release top level financial information to the government where it then becomes public.