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AFN’s toxic politics hurts First Nations –

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202219 Views

July 6, 2022

Sexism, misogyny, discrimination, and harassment against women in politics has a long history and often acts as a major barrier for women to even consider entering the political sphere. Indigenous organizations are no more insulated from this paternalistic thinking than any other organization.

How it started. One year ago, RoseAnne Archibald from Taykwa Tagamou Nation in northern Ontario made history, becoming the first woman to be elected national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). This was no small feat. In the 54 years since the creation of the National Indian Brotherhood and then the AFN, First Nations chiefs have only ever elected men to the position.

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