OTTAWA, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National
Executive Committee today expressed their thanks and appreciation to
Shawn A-in-chut Atleo for his service as National Chief.
"The AFN Executive stands together in acknowledging the tireless efforts
of Shawn A-in-chut Atleo to achieve the change required for First
Nations and all of Canada, including advancing First Nation
education. His commitment and dedication to fulfilling the vision of
healthy, thriving Nations where every child has the opportunity to
achieve their dreams has been unwavering throughout his career, and
particularly as National Chief."
We recognize A-in-chut's long-standing commitment and dedication to
supporting First Nations to drive the change they want to see and to
achieving success, and we're honoured to have worked with him on the
national Executive and we wish him well in all his future endeavors."
Section 22 of the AFN Charter states that in the event of the
resignation of a National Chief, "the Executive Committee shall assume his role and function until such
time as other arrangements are made by First Nations-in-Assembly." The AFN Executive met May 5 and 6 in Ottawa, and agreed to appoint
AFN Regional Chief for Quebec-Labrador Ghislain Picard as spokesperson
for the Executive until such time the Executive determines
otherwise. Each Regional Chief will continue to lead their respective
portfolio areas and together they'll guide the national organization.
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing
First Nations citizens in Canada.
SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations
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