Effective immediately, National Chief RoseAnne Archibald has been voted to be suspended by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee and its national board of directors.
The decision comes after four complaints were made against her so an investigation can take place, the AFN said in a statement on June 17. Read more: AFN national chief calls for external probe into years of alleged corruption The national chief will be suspended with pay until the Executive Committee reviews the investigation report and makes a final decision.
Archibald was locked out of her emails at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, according to a statement she made. “While the Regional Chiefs have the authority to suspend me from the Board and as Board Chair, they do not have the authority to remove me as the AFN National Chief,” she said. <a href=«https://twitter.com/hashtag/AFNForensicAuditNow?src=hash&ref_src=» https: globalnews.ca>#AFNForensicAuditNow pic.twitter.com/I6IC12jCcX — RoseAnne Archibald (@ChiefRoseAnne) <a href=«https://twitter.com/ChiefRoseAnne/status/1537960602747817984?ref_src=» https: globalnews.ca>June 18, 2022 Archibald will also not be allowed to attend the Annual General Assembly and Chief’s Assembly meeting at the beginning of July, according to the AFN. “It is regrettable that we had to take this severe action but we had no other choice.