AFN ousts Archibald again after tumultuous day at its assembly

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Four separate attempts to get a resolution to reinstate ousted national chief RoseAnne Archibald on the agenda for the Assembly of First Nations annual general assembly were shot down each time. Byron Louis, chief of the Okanagan Indian Band, who moved to approve the agenda for the three-day Halifax meeting, refused to allow the resolution to be added. “I respectfully decline that request to make an amendment to the motion,” was all Louis said. Archibald was removed from her position as national chief as the result of a Special Chiefs Assembly on June 28. With one-third of eligible chiefs or their proxies (231) voting virtually, 71 per cent supported a resolution to immediately relieve Archibald of her elected position. Chiefs at that meeting…

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