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AFN losing credibility after controversial suspension of its national chief, say Indigenous advocates – The Hill Times

June 27, 2022

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald says she is being targeted by the AFN’s executive for her efforts to bring accountability and transparency to the organization, and is now rallying support from her allies across the country—including the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs.

In the wake of the Assembly of First Nations’ controversial decision to recently suspend its first woman national chief, Indigenous advocates say the controversy could tank the AFN for good.

RoseAnne Archibald was suspended on June 17 after she spoke out publicly about what she considers “fictitious attacks” against her by AFN staff. In a June 17 statement, she described being locked out of her email and finding out about her suspension through the media. The statement referenced these events as “a seemingly staged coup.” In a June 23 interview with CTV’s Evan Soloman, Archibald said she was being targeted trying to “clean up” what she alleges is corruption at the executive level of the AFN, including by blocking a staff payout of over $1-million at the beginning of May.

Read More: https://www.hilltimes.com/2022/06/27/afn-losing-credibility-after-controversial-suspension-of-its-national-chief-say-indigenous-advocates/368870

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