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Assembly of First Nations online meeting could include vote to remove national chief – The Hill Times

June 23, 2023

Judy Wilson, former kúkpi7 (chief) of the Neskonlith Indian Band, says it’s possible the unexpected June 28 meeting is an attempt to separate discussion about Archibald from bigger picture concerns of accountability within the AFN.

The Assembly of First Nations is holding a special online assembly about the findings of an investigation into human resources complaints against National Chief RoseAnne Archibald—and the subsequent recommendation by its executive committee to remove her from office.

The June 28 virtual assembly will be open only to chiefs of the AFN’s member nations or their proxies. It will happen less than two weeks before AFN staff and members are set to gather for the organization’s annual general assembly in Halifax July 11-13.

Neither the AFN nor Archibald’s office responded by deadline to requests for clarification about the nature of the June 28 online meeting.

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