Manitoba

Assembly of First Nations meeting wraps up with new national chief

The Assembly of First Nations has wrapped up its gathering in Winnipeg.
Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says police didn't do their job when they came into contact with Tina Fontaine days before her body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg wrapped in a bag. (Assembly of First Nations)

The Assembly of First Nations has wrapped up its gathering in Winnipeg.

New national Chief Perry Bellegarde thanked delegates for their support during the closing ceremonies of the three-day meeting.

He also thanked interim chief Ghislain Picard for leading the organization after the resignation of former chief Shawn Atleo.

Bellegarde says the assembly is relevant and will be responsive going forward.

He says the assembly is moving ahead united and it's time to get down to work.

Bellegarde was elected national chief Wednesday, beating Picard and Ontario Chief Leon Jourdain.

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