Shawn Atleo has resigned from his position as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Atleo made the annoucement at a news conference this afternoon.
The announcement comes after widespread criticism of Atleo's support for the First Nations Education Act.
Atleo said in a prepared statement that the First Nations Education Act has been the cornerstone of his tenure as national chief. He was quoted in the Globe and Mail saying: "I have fought for this work and to achieve this mandate. This work is too important and I am not prepared to be an obstacle to it or a lightning rod distracting from the kids and their potential."
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