The Assembly of First Nations are blaming a junior staffer for scheduling their annual awards show on the same night as the Golden Globes.
The award show, known as the Chiefies, took place at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Sunday night but the organization said its live-stream garnered just two views. Those viewers are believed to be Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett.
“The Chiefies should have been a celebration of all that is chiefly,” a visibly disappointed National Chief Perry Bellegarde told reporters.
“Instead it was a fabulous, glittery, star-studded echo chamber.”
Indeed, musician Buffet St. Marie, actor Adam Beach and one of the guys who played a werewolf in the Twilight movie series rubbed shoulders with Chiefs from across the country at the gala event.
Despite the low ratings, hardware was still handed out in several categories, including Best First Nation, Grandest Chief and Largest Headdress.