RoseAnne Archibald unseats Isadore Day as Ontario regional chief

RoseAnne Archibald has been elected by the Chiefs of Ontario to be the province’s regional chief.

Archibald unseated incumbent Isadore Day following a vote at the all-chiefs meeting in Nipissing on Wednesday.

She is the first woman to hold this position.

Archibald, the chief of Taykwa Tagamou Nation, was formerly the deputy grand chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the grand chief for Mushkegowuk Council.

She joins two other women, Marlene Poitras, regional chief of Alberta, and Kluane Adamek, regional chief in the Yukon around the executive table at the Assembly of First Nations.

Six Nations Chief Ava Hill also ran for the regional chief seat.

The Chiefs of Ontario represent 133 First Nations in the province.