|Preceded by Phil Fontaine|
Spouse(s) Nancy (m 1986)
|Children Tyson and Tara|
Name Shawn Atleo
|Succeeded by Ghislain Picard (interim)|
Residence Ottawa, Ontario Ahousaht, British Columbia
Alma mater University of Technology, Sydney
Education University of Technology Sydney
Similar People Perry Bellegarde, Theresa Spence, Pamela Palmater, Phil Fontaine, Ovide Mercredi
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Shawn A-in-chut Atleo is a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Canada.
- Strombo shawn atleo the complete interview
- Shawn atleo
- Early years
- AFN leadership
- Duties outside of AFN
- Personal life
- Awards and honorary degrees
Atleo was born in 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is an activist for the rights of First Nations in Canada and formerly served as the AFN's Regional Chief in British Columbia. He has also been a Hereditary Chief of the Ahousaht First Nation, since 1999, part of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation.
He holds a Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change (MEd) from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
He was elected the AFN's National Chief at the leadership convention on July 23, 2009, defeating Perry Bellegarde after eight rounds of voting.
Atleo was re-elected for a second term on July 19, 2012, in the third round of voting at the AFN's 2012 leadership convention. He resigned from his position as AFN Chief on May 2, 2014 amid controversy over Bill C-33, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.
Duties outside of AFN
In 2008, he was named Chancellor of Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia, becoming the first university chancellor of Aboriginal heritage in the province's history.
Atleo has been the executive director of a family addictions treatment facility and of an Aboriginal post-secondary training institute, Umeek Human Resource Development. He was a participant in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and led a delegation to assist in rebuilding indigenous communities in Indonesia following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. He is also a member of the World Future Council, the National Patron of Free the Children We Day and a member of the National Leadership Council for Habitat for Humanity.
Atleo is also first cousin of Canadian electronic musician and producer Rhys Fulber, who is known for appearing on the Roadrunner United track "The End".