AFN gets new National Chief

The Assembly of First Nations has a new National Chief...Cindy Woodhouse. The former Manitoba Regional Chief took the top job after six rounds of voting and conceding of her opponent who welcomed her to the position.

AFN National Chief faces the media By Lynda Powless Editor The newly elected Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, Cindy Woodhouse, is bringing a change to the national office pledging to work with chiefs across the country and to move forward on outstanding issues. Woodhouse, in her first press conference shortly after being elected last Thursday (Dec., 7), spoke about unity and working with chiefs and said she isn’t running a large band office. “I don’t want a big band office. I want a strong advocacy office to make sure their voices are heard around the country. I will try to help them on day to day issues.” She said she is there to help the chiefs. “I am not going to say I will solve everything in three…

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