National Chief Perry Bellegarde will make a dazzling entrance at the Assembly of First Nations Annual Assembly halftime show, entering the show on dogsled Walking Eagle News has learned.
“This is going to be an absolute showstopper,” said a gleeful Morris Greyeyes, the choreographer of the annual halftime show. “We’re going to have fake snow, incredible music, and I can’t forget about the AFN Dancers!”
Hundreds of First Nations Chiefs and proxies will be in Ottawa for the meetings and are expected to take in the halftime show, a tradition since the AFN was still known as the National Indian Brotherhood.
The National Chief typically plays a key role in the production. However, it hasn’t been without controversy. A wardrobe malfunction caused a scandal during the halftime show of former National Chief Matthew Coon Come in 2001.