AFN to elect new leader amid questions about organization’s relevance
3 candidates vying to replace Shawn Atleo as Assembly of First Nations’ national chief
By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press/CBC News, Dec 8, 2014
Outside Winnipeg’s convention centre, a sacred fire is burning.
Inside the building, chiefs from across the country are meeting to elect a new national leader for the Assembly of First Nations amid questions on whether the organization is still a relevant voice for aboriginal people.
As the assembly prepares for some soul-searching over the next three days, many say it will take a monumental shift to regain the support of the next generation. Read the rest of this entry