Statement from Moose Cree First Nation
July 9, 2021
Chief Mervin Cheechoo and the Council of Moose Cree First Nation extends congratulations to newly-elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), RoseAnne Archibald.
National Chief Archibald, a member of the Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, was elected National Chief on July 8, 2021. She is the first woman in the history of the AFN to be elected to lead the organization. National Chief Archibald was also the first woman to be elected Ontario Regional Chief, Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Council and Chief of Taykwa Tagamou First Nation.
The MCFN Council recognizes this historic achievement and the important signal it sends to all indigenous women and girls across Canada. The Moose Cree First Nation sends its best wishes to National Chief Archibald as she undertakes this important role.
Chief Mervin Cheechoo stated “I personally congratulate National Chief Archibald and I am proud of her accomplishments as a strong Mushkegowuk Cree woman. She has a proven record of leadership and I look forward to working with her as we move ahead.”
The Assembly of First Nations is a national advocacy organization based in Ottawa representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.