01/20/2012 05:49 EST | Updated 03/21/2012 05:12 EDT

Two now in race to become president of the Metis Nation Saskatchewan

LA RONGE, Sask. - There are now two declared candidates in the race for the presidency of the Metis Nation Saskatchewan.

Alex Maurice of Beauval says he has decided to put his name forward, adding he has been asked since 2007 to let his name stand for president.

Maurice says jobs and training are two of the main issues he sees facing Metis youth.

The only other candidate in the race is incumbent president Robert Doucette.

Doucette says he feels good about his five years in office, citing paying down of a $2-million debt, and building new relationships with government partners as some of the accomplishments he's most proud of.

The election takes place May 30.