The sudden resignation of Shawn Atleo today is a good-news bad-news story.
It's bad news because it throws native leadership into disarray at a time when native leadership is more important than ever.
But it's good news because it opens the door for serious native leadership who are not captured by the "hang around the fort" mentallity that captured Atleo.
Sound native leadership will not only reshape the future of Canada's native population, it will reshape the future of Canada.
Atleo, whatever his good intentions, was never the guy who was going to make that happen.