Running for AFN National Chief July 25, 2018

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Running for AFN National Chief July 25, 2018

Bellegarde, Diabo announce intentions of running for AFN national chief

Russ Diabo says he’s running for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations to defeat two people – incumbent Perry Bellegarde and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“I felt compelled,” the Mohawk policy analyst from Kahnawake, Que. says in wide ranging interview with Nation to Nation scheduled to air Thursday evening.

“The federal government needs to be called out that their self-government and land claims policies are unfair and unjust.”

He’s confident he can get the 15 chiefs needed for an official nomination....

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So far, those who have indicated intention to run for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations is @perrybellegarde @SheilaNorthMKO and @RussDiabo

— Pam Palmater (@Pam_Palmater) April 8, 2018

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..diabo is the 1st story

Nation to Nation

Mohawk policy analyst Russ Diabo says he’s running to accomplish a few things: Take out incumbent Perry Bellegarde, who is running for reelection, go after Trudeau and fix the AFN.

“It’s lost its legitimacy to many of our people,” Diabo said of the AFN, adding he has many ideas to change it that he’ll announce in the future.

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  Russell Diabo Platform

Therefore, as a candidate for National Chief I am presenting my priorities and approach for consideration of the Chiefs and our Indigenous First Nation Peoples.