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Chief Shane Gottfriedson resigns from top role with B.C. Assembly of First Nations

Chief Shane Gottfriedson.
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March 06, 2017 - 1:05 PM

KAMLOOPS - The B.C. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson has resigned.

Gottfriedson, who was on administrative leave, resigned after a meeting with the assembly’s board of directors and elders. During the meeting Gottfriedson and the board decided his resignation was in the best interest of the organization, according to a press release from the B.C. Assembly of First Nations. 

Gottfriedson recently resigned from the national Assembly of First Nations missing and murdered indigenous women portfolio after he posted a photo on social media platform Instagram of his bare legs with an emoji of lips near his crotch.

He will be replaced by Chief Maureen Chapman, who will continue in the role of acting regional chief. She assumed the role while Gottfriedson was on administrative leave.

A regularly scheduled election for the position is still planned in 2018, with Chapman filling in until then.

The press release says business will continue as usual.

Before holding the title with the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, Gottfriedson was the chief of local First Nation Tk'emlups te Secwepemc.


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