Stop attacks against interim AFN chief, New Brunswick leader implores at assembly

 By Marlo Glass THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX- A First Nations leader from New Brunswick is imploring others to help stop social-media attacks targeting the new interim chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Terry Richardson, chief of Pabineau First Nation in northern New Brunswick, addressed leaders gathered in Halifax on Wednesdayfor the assembly’s annual meeting, held two weeks after the ousting of former national chief RoseAnne Archibald. Archibald attended the three-day meeting virtually on Tuesday and was eventually barred from participating after pleading with chiefs to challenge the organization’s leadership, whom she accused of orchestrating her removal. Joanna Bernard, a regional chief from New Brunswick tapped to serve temporarily as interim national chief, told leaders the decision to remove Archibald was “not taken lightly,” and acknowledged it has thrown the…

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