Forensic audit not about casting blame, but addressing concerns, says committee chair

By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Assembly of First Nations has moved one step closer to conducting a possible 10-year forensic audit. Chiefs on the second day of the AFN’s annual general assembly in Halifax July 12 voted in favour of an emergency resolution titled “Review of the past 10 years of Assembly of First Nations/National Indian Brotherhood audits’’. It allows the Chiefs Committee on Charter Renewal to begin the work to prove that an independent audit of the advocacy organization is required. Setting a scope for such an audit became necessary, said committee chair Khelsilem, because of a “lot of accusations, innuendo, different kinds of conversations’’ around the financial matters of the AFN. Before being ousted as national chief on June 28, RoseAnne Archibald had called for…

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