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First Nations Chiefs prepare to gather amid AFN leadership crisis – The Globe and Mail

First Nations Chiefs from across Canada are set to gather in Vancouver next week, but along with discussions on issues ranging from climate change to housing and child welfare, they will also face an unfolding leadership crisis within their national advocacy organization.

The annual gathering is held by the Assembly of First Nations, or AFN, which represents hundreds of First Nations communities. The recent suspension of the AFN’s National Chief, RoseAnne Archibald, has added uncertainty to the proceedings, at which Ms. Archibald may face an attempt to remove her from her elected position.

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