After a marathon voting session consisting of 8 ballots, Shawn Atleo has been elected as the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
Here is the offical AFN press release: Assembly of First Nations Announces Election of New National Chief Press Conference with New National Chief to be Held
Here is a link the the CBC coverage of the event: Atleo sworn in as AFN national chief (CBC News)
The following are links to statements issued by the major federal polical parties:
The Bloc Quebecois website had no statement up at the time of this writing.
The John Cochrane Band congratulates Mr. Atleo and looks forward to a long and productive working relationship with our new National Chief.