National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
RoseAnne Archibald of Taykwa Tagamou Nation has over 30 years of experience in First Nations politics — and she’s been breaking barriers and making history for women and youth throughout. In 1990, at 23 years old, RoseAnne was the first woman and youngest Chief of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation. She then became the first woman and Deputy Grand Chief for Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, and she set another precedent when she became first woman and youngest Grand Chief for Mushkegowuk Council. In July 2021, Roseanne became the first woman to be elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), an organization that represents more than 900,000 people in 634 First Nations communities across Canada.
Coming from a family that is passionate about politics, RoseAnne is a third generation Chief. She has passionately advocated for her community, seeking to affirm the needs and rights of First Nations peoples in Canada. In her role as National AFN Chief, the work continues — RoseAnne intends on holding governments accountable, continuing to strengthen Indigenous communities, and further advance their sovereignty and treaty rights.