Diabo to provide counterpoint opinion for AFN national chief
Diabo to provide counterpoint opinion for AFN national chief

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A vocal critic of the Assembly of First Nations is joining the ranks as special advisor to National Chief RoseAnne Archibald. Russ Diabo, an Ontario-based Indigenous policy analyst and member of the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawa:ke, says a “short conversation” with Archibald following the July Special Chiefs Assembly in Vancouver resulted in him coming on board. Diabo will advise Archibald in sovereignty, jurisdiction and treaty rights. He says his focus will be on how the federal policy of self-government, as proposed by the Trudeau government, differs from self-determination, which is an international right for Indigenous peoples. He points out that Archibald represents First Nations that have modern day and numbered treaties, and those who are at recognition tables with the federal government. “It’s usually

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