New Brunswick Regional Chief Joanna Bernard appointed as interim Assembly of First Nations National Chief

  Ottawa, ON – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee has appointed  Regional Chief Joanna Bernard as the interim National Chief  for six months until the December 2023 annual Special Chiefs Assembly .  The move comes after former AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald was removed last week.  Interium National Chief Joanna Bernard was appointed under AFN  charter resolution Article 22  that says  “the Executive Committee follow the procedures outlined in Article 22(3) of the AFN Charter to select an interim National Chief from amongst themselves and call an election to be held at the December 2023 Special Chiefs Assembly.”    “I am honoured to be selected as the interim National Chief,” said Joanna Bernard. “It is crucial that the Assembly of First Nations resume its important work of…

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