Assembly of First Nation Chiefs to vote on whether to remove National Chief, 60 percent vote needed

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter OTTAWA-Assembly of First Nations chiefs could be voting for a new national chief in December, seven months earlier than scheduled. On June 28, National Chief RoseAnne Archibald could be ousted from the organization she has led since July 2021. It’s supposed to be a three-year term. A special meeting has been called for that day for the very purpose of deciding her future with the organization. This is the second time Archibald’s leadership has been formally questioned. In June 2022, the regional chiefs on the AFN executive committee attempted to suspend her. At the July annual assembly meeting, chiefs in assembly reaffirmed her role as national chief. This Wednesday’s Special Chiefs Assembly, which is not public, will see chiefs and proxies consider two…

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