Assembly of First Nations to elect national chief this December

Shawn Atleo resigned as chief of the Assembly of First Nations over his support for the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act. Photo from Twitter

The Assembly of First Nations will elect a new national chief in December.

The organization has been without an elected leader since the resignation of Shawn Atleo in May. He came under fire for his support of the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, which most Native leaders and educators opposed, saying it was drafted without their input and consent.

The election will take place during a meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Get the Story:
First Nations chiefs want AFN charter, leadership fix (CBC 7/17)
Chiefs to debate control of education at AFN meeting in Halifax (CBC 7/16)
AFN national chief election set for Winnipeg in December (APTN 7/15)
Assembly of First Nations to elect new chief in December (CBC 7/15)

Related Stories:
Macleans: Educational reforms for Native children out of reach (7/16)
Editorial: Return to table for reforms of First Nations education (05/14)
Assembly of First Nations to hold new election for national chief (05/07)
Shawn Atleo steps down as leader of Assembly of First Nations (5/5)
Doug Cuthand: Native education reform bill being rushed through (05/02)
First Nations leaders and activists battle education reform bill (04/30)
Shawn Atleo: First Nations gain control over educational system (04/14)

Join the Conversation