Russell Diabo of Kahnawake is running for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) this summer. This is the first time Diabo is running for a political position. Diabo will be running against current National Chief Perry Bellegarde who will run for re-election. The other candidate is Sheila North Wilson, the Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewa-tinowi Oki-mak-anak. The elections will take place on July 25th in Vancouver during the AFN annual general assembly.