Chiefs from across Canada are gathering in Vancouver this week as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is set to hold its first in-person general assembly in three years.
The 43rd annual assembly, titled Walking the Healing Path, takes place July 5-7 on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
It comes amid growing division and tension at the AFN, which advocates for 634 First Nations, following the suspension of national chief RoseAnne Archibald.
Regional chiefs suspended her last month after she made public statements accusing four staff members of requesting more than $1 million in severance payouts. She has also been calling for a forensic audit alleging corruption within
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