The Assembly of First Nations has re-elected Perry Bellegarde as chief of Assembly of First Nations.
The 39th annual Assembly of First Nations is happening in Vancouver this week, with a vote to decide on a new national chief for the organization.
Following the entry, BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcomed Chiefs and delegates to the Territory of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh First Nations.
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On the leadership ballot are five candidates from across the country. They include:
Today’s vote includes chiefs of more than 600 First Nations or their proxies, and the new chief is expected to be chosen during the event this week.