ORC Archibald Congratulates AFN National Chief on Re-Election

Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

VANCOUVER – Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald congratulates Perry Bellegarde upon his re-election as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

“The Chiefs from across this country, having many diverse platforms to choose from, selected a leader whom they felt best represents their interests nationally,” Regional Chief Archibald said. “Working collaboratively, we can achieve positive resolutions to our common issues, while collectively holding a vision of vibrant, safe and prosperous communities with happy children and healthy families.”

“I offer my support to the re-elected National Chief, as I believe that by embracing change, harnessing our strengths and working in unity, we will create a better quality of life for all First Nation communities in Ontario,” stated Regional Chief Archibald.  “With new and renewed mandates, the National Chief and the AFN Executive can use this momentum to create positive change for First Nations people and communities.”

National Chief Bellegarde won in the second ballot with 328 votes, while needing 312 to surpass the 60 per cent election mark.

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