RoseAnne Archibald of Ontario has made history today when after five rounds of ballot votes, she was elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. She is the first woman to be elected by the Chiefs to this important influential position. Chief Archibald is a very determined, intelligent, courageous person who I met in 2007 and have been a little in awe of ever since.
Chief Archibald’s election comes days after PM Trudeau recommended to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to appoint the first Indigenous Governor General, Mary Simon.
What an incredible week for Indigenous Women Leaders. Hooray!