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AFN candidates make pitch for national chief role ahead of election



 

Ashley Brandson
APTN News
Four of the five candidates for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) participated in a forum at Brokenhead Ojibway Nation on Wednesday.

They heard from Manitoba chiefs and voiced their views on what the role of the AFN should be.

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One Response to “AFN candidates make pitch for national chief role ahead of election”

  1. ralphvpaul@gmail.com'
    Ralph Paul July 25, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

    I am a former chief of the Dene English River First Nations from Saskatchewan. In 2010 or 2011, we stayed all night voting until the chiefs elected a rep from BC in Calgary, Alberta. That night Perry lost, but he continued his political journey and was voted in after the elected AFN chief resigned. I live in Manitoba today, age 80 and I viewed the candidates. I still think that Perry will get in by a slim margin. Sheila North will come in second and in four years time she will be the next AFN Chief. That is my prediction. Good luck to all candidates. I heard a chief comment at that election, ‘ why would anyone want to seek that job, is beyond me. Trying to please all will please no one’.