First it was #IdleNoMore and now it's #AtleoNoMore.
Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), serving his second term, has resigned on Friday April 2, 2014.
This move comes amidst a raging debate about the meaning of First Nations sovereignty as expressed in his support for the Harper backed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.
He said Friday he was no longer willing to be a "lightning rod" for criticism of the bill.
This has triggered the federal government to put the education act on hold until the AFN has a chance to clarify its position in light of Atleo's resignation. This announcement was made by Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt's office on the following Monday April 5, 2013.