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An advocacy group representing First Nations in Manitoba has appointed a temporary leader while the organization investigates a formal complaint against a prominent chief.

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says Eric Redhead will take on the role of acting grand chief.

Arlen Dumas was suspended from the position last week after the organization said a senior staff member had filed a formal complaint against him.

The group says in a news release that it has started reviewing its workplace harassment policies and will make changes.

Winnipeg police previously said an incident number for a complaint was generated but they could not confirm the parties involved.

Redhead is also the chief of Shamattawa First Nation, located approximately 745 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

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