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Arlen Dumas, Grand Chief of the Manitoba Assembly of Chiefs, speaks during the Assembly of First Nations' 38th annual general meeting Regina in 2017.Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it has named a new temporary leader less than a month after one was chosen while a formal complaint against the suspended grand chief is investigated.

The group says Chief Cornell McLean of the Lake Manitoba First Nation will head the assembly on an interim basis.

Eric Redhead, chief of the Shamattawa First Nation, told the assembly he needed to step down because of time constraints and commitments.

Mr. Redhead was appointed in March after Arlen Dumas was suspended while the organization reviews a complaint against him from a senior staff member.

The assembly is to meet with chiefs next month for a vote on whether Mr. Dumas should continue in his position.

The group has previously said the vote will take place regardless of the investigation’s outcome.

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