Paul McCartney could become chief of indigenous Canadian island

Paul McCartney could become CHIEF of indigenous Canadian island after being nominated to be the new leader just weeks before election The island is a reservation on an island bordering Michigan and Canada A 1968 loophole means that the Chief does not technically have to be part of the native community in order to be nominated The Chief is the most respected position in Walpole Island First Nation, which has about 5,000 members It's unclear why McCartney, along with star Ryan Reynolds were nominated 

By Rebecca Davison for MailOnline

Published: 14:40 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 14:59 BST, 11 August 2020

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Sir Paul McCartney could become the next chief of an indigenous Canadian island after he was nominated as Chief for Walpole Island First Nation.

The island is a reservation on an island bordering Michigan and Canada... according to the indigenous community's director of operations, James Jenkins.

He told TMZ that the Beatles star, 78, along with actor Ryan Reynolds, 43, have been nominated by two eligible electors over the weekend, making them official nominees.

Chief Macca? Paul McCartney could become chief of indigenous Canadian island after being nominated to be the new leader just weeks before their election (pictured in 2018)

Chief Macca? Paul McCartney could become chief of indigenous Canadian island after being nominated to be the new leader just weeks before their election (pictured in 2018) 

Stunning view: The island is a reservation on an island bordering Michigan and Canada ... according to the indigenous community's director of operations, James Jenkins

Stunning view: The island is a reservation on an island bordering Michigan and Canada ... according to the indigenous community's director of operations, James Jenkins

The site reports that a 1968 loophole means that the Chief does not technically have to be part of the native community in order to be nominated.

It's unclear why Paul and Ryan were selected but unless they contact the Walpole Island office by Thursday to remove their names, they will remain legit candidates for Chief when the election takes place on September 19. 

And whoever wins, will be contacted by the First Nation and the candidate would either have to take up office or officially resign. 

TMZ also report: 'The Chief is similar to a mayor - they are the head of the council and the voice of the community, tasked with overseeing programs and

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