Global National: June 18, 2022 | High-profile Indigenous group facing leadership crisis

Global National: June 18, 2022 | High-profile Indigenous group facing leadership crisis

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There’s a growing leadership crisis in one of Canada’s largest and highest-profile Indigenous groups. The board of directors of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) says they’ve now suspended National Chief Roseanne Archibald over complaints about bullying behavior. But as Mike Drolet reports, Archibald says she’s being targeted by a smear campaign and is pledging not to step down from the job she was elected to just one year ago.

When Russia invaded Ukraine thousands of volunteers from around the world headed to the region to take up arms for the cause of Ukrainian independence. It’s believed some 2,000 of those international volunteers have been killed in the fighting. An unknown number of others have been captured and as Sean O’Shea reports from Kyiv, they are facing an uncertain fate.

Travelling through an airport these days isn’t for the faint of heart. With summer around the corner – and the removal of more public health restrictions – many Canadians are itching to get away, leading to long lines at airports and passport offices. And the government is being urged to fix the problem. Ottawa bureau chief Mercedes Stephenson spoke with Canada’s transport minister about the ongoing issues.

The U.S. is teetering on the brink of a recession. Inflation is at its highest level in four decades, gas prices are soaring, and the stock market is plummeting. As Jennifer Johnson reports, while president Joe Biden says a recession won’t happen, many Americans aren’t so sure.

In Alberta, the race to replace Jason Kenney is taking shape with eight people announcing their candidacy so far. And with a provincial election year away, the United Conservative party has little time to waste. But as Heather Yourex-West explains, keeping his “big tent” party together through a leadership contest will not be easy.

This weekend offers a chance to celebrate fathers and as you’re showering them with love, there’s a call to check in on their mental health as well. Many men simply don’t talk about how they’re feeling, afraid of being perceived as not strong enough. Abigail Bimman takes us to an event called “Father’s Day on the Hill – looking at how to address that stigma.

A British man has embarked on a 2,500 kilometre bike ride from northern England all the way to Italy. Every good journey needs a soundtrack, so he’s creating his own. It’s not as simple, or small as packing a smartphone, but the musician is able to entertain an audience wherever he goes. Crystal Goomansingh reports.

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