Archibald removed from AFN meeting for violating code of conduct, says interim chief

By Marlo Glass THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX- The interim chief of the Assembly of First Nations says the reason former national chief RoseAnne Archibald was barred Tuesday from participating in the organization’s annual general meeting was a violation of its code of conduct. Joanna Bernard told chiefs gathered in Halifax Wednesday that she was committed to making the assembly safe for all. As an example, she pointed to the decision by meeting co-chairs to exclude Archibald, who had been taking part by video. The decision Tuesday came after Archibald denounced leaders of the First Nations advocacy organization and said her ousting last month was an example of “lateral violence” and reflected “hatred.” A request for comment from Archibald about whether she tried to enter the assembly virtually Wednesday was not…

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