Assembly of First Nations National Chief Candidates Forum

Assembly of First Nations Leadership Forum

Assembly of First Nations Leadership Forum

WINNIPEG – ANISHINABEK – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Candidates Forum – Hosted by the Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba – Tonight Thursday, November 6th, 2014. 7 PM – 9 PM CT / 8 PM – 10 PM ET – Live from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Moderated by Mr. Dennis White Bird.

Assembly of First NationsThere are currently three candidates seeking the responsibility as Assembly of First Nations National Chief.

The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, responsible for the December election of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, has received nomination papers in proper form from the following persons, listed below in alphabetical order:

Perry Bellegarde
Leon Jourdain
Ghislain Picard

According to the AFN Charter, an eligible candidate must:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Be of First Nations ancestry;
  • Be a member of First Nation community, in good standing with the AFN; and,
  • Have 15 eligible electors, First Nations Chiefs, endorse his/her candidacy.

The 2014 Election for the Office of AFN National Chief will take place December 10, 2014 during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly taking place at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 9 – 11, 2014. Due to extraordinary circumstances, Chiefs-in-Assembly set the upcoming term of office for the National Chief to three and half- years through AFN Resolution 02/2014.

The AFN Charter article 22 states that the National Chief shall be elected by a majority of sixty (60) percent of the votes. There are 639 First Nation communities in Canada that are recognized as members of the Assembly of First Nations.

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.

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