Assembly of First Nations to elect new national chief in special assembly

 By Alessia Passafiume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- It’s election day for the Assembly of First Nations, where chiefs in the assembly or their proxies will decide who’s best suited to lead the organization after several turbulent years. The election comes months after former national chief RoseAnne Archibald was ousted over the findings of an investigation into complaints from five staff members about her conduct. The third-party independent review concluded some of Archibald’s behaviour amounted to harassment, and that she had breached confidentiality rules and violated internal policies by retaliating against complainants. Archibald denied the allegations. Her supporters maintain she was removed from the post for trying to change the organization’s status quo. Of the 231 chiefs who took part in the special assembly, 71 per cent voted to remove her….

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