Former Assembly of First Nations national chief suing organization for $5 million

The Canadian Press 20/06/2024 13:19 The former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is suing the organization and its executive for defamation and breach of contract, asking for $5 million in damages. RoseAnne Archibald, who was ousted from the job last July, alleges that a “number of illegal and unlawful steps” were made against her, including suspending her as national chief. After she was elected, she had called for the AFN to hire a forensic accounting firm to review their books. The suit alleges that the executive then “embarked on a campaign to sideline her and ultimately oust her as national chief.” In a statement, the Assembly of First Nations says it won’t comment until the matter is resolved through a legal process. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree…

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