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AFN suspends National Chief RoseAnne Archibald pending probe

AFN suspends National Chief RoseAnne Archibald pending probe

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The Assembly of First Nations says it has voted to suspend National Chief RoseAnne Archibald.

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The board and the executive board of the AFN announced in a press release on Friday that her suspension will take effect immediately pending the outcome of the investigation into four complaints against her.

It says Archibald’s suspension was prompted by public statements she made on Thursday that violated her obligations to the AFN and violate her oath of office, the AFN’s code of conduct and its whistleblower policy.

The AFN says that Archibald has been instructed not to discuss the investigation publicly and that he will be prohibited from attending the annual general meeting and the chief’s meeting next month.

In a statement Thursday, Archibald said she was “undermined, discredited and attacked” for trying to clean up corruption at the AFN.

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In her statement, Archibald called for a forensic investigation and independent investigation into the behavior of the AFN over the past eight years.

Regional Chief Paul Prosper, an AFN spokesperson, said in a statement Friday that it is regrettable that it had to take this serious action “but we had no other choice.”

“The National Chief has seriously violated her obligations to the AFN through baseless and unsubstantiated public attacks on the integrity of our organization and our employees that will only serve to undermine the good work we are doing as we continue to serve our First Nations communities , ” he said.

Archibald was not immediately available for comment on her suspension.

But in a release on Friday, she said she will not back down in her effort to shed light on what she calls “corruption and collusion within the AFN.”

“I believe there is a pattern with the AFN to launch false investigations,” she said.

“What’s happening is wrong, but it’s not about me. It is a manufactured distraction from my repeated calls to investigate abuses within the AFN for the past eight years.”

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