ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS SUSPENDS NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD PENDING PROBE

Jun 18, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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The Assembly of First Nations says it has voted to suspend National Chief RoseAnne Archibald.

The A.F.N.’s executive committee and board of directors say in a release Friday that her suspension is effective immediately pending the outcome of investigations into four complaints against her.

It says Archibald’s suspension was prompted by public statements she made Thursday that breached her obligations to the A.F.N. and are contrary to her oath of office, the A.F.N.’s code of conduct and its Whistleblower Policy.

The A.F.N. says Archibald has been ordered not to discuss the investigation publicly and is prohibited from attending its annual general assembly and chief’s assembly meeting next month.

In a statement Thursday, Archibald said she was being “undermined, discredited and attacked” for trying to clean up corruption in the A.F.N.

In her statement, Archibald called for a forensic audit and independent inquiry into the conduct of the A.F.N. over the last eight years.

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