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Assembly of First Nations Election 2021 – Announcement of Candidates for the Office of the National Chief

on June 3, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, responsible for the election of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, has received nomination papers in proper form from the following persons, listed below in alphabetical order by last name:

    1. Archibald, RoseAnne – ON
    2. Bellerose, Reginald – SK
    3. Calahoo-Stonehouse, Jodi – AB
    4. Crowchild, Lee – AB
    5. Fiddler, Alvin – ON
    6. Hart, Kevin T. – MB
    7. Martin, Ed.D., Cathy – QC

According to the AFN Charter, an Eligible Candidate must:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Be of First Nations ancestry;
  • Be a member of a First Nations community, in good standing with the AFN; and
  • Have 15 eligible electors, First Nations Chiefs, endorse their candidacy.

The 2021 Election for the Office of the National Chief will take place on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, during the AFN Annual General Assembly (AGA). The 2021 AGA is taking place virtually July 6-8, 2021.

The AFN Charter, Article 22 states that the National Chief shall be elected by a majority of sixty (60) percent of the votes. The Assembly of First Nations is the national advocacy organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

General Inquiries:
Please contact [email protected] or visit www.afn.ca.

Media Inquiries:
Please contact candidates directly for media inquiries. Below is the campaign contact information for each candidate:

ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD
Campaign Manager: Tania Cameron
Email: [email protected]

REGINALD BELLEROSE
Campaign Manager: Bailey Watson
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 306-331-8970

JODI CALAHOO-STONEHOUSE
Campaign Manager: Amanda Alexis
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-860-1372

LEE CROWCHILD
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 403-828-3158

ALVIN FIDDLER
Media Inquiries: Carmella Fontaine
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 204-898-9799

KEVIN T. HART
Campaign Manager: Cheryl Gerard
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 204-998-2217

CATHY MARTIN, Ed.D.
Campaign Manager: Joe Phillips
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 647-570-1991

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