Indigenous students call out ‘whitewashing,’ harassment at Bishop’s University in Quebec – APTN News

Indigenous students call out ‘whitewashing,’ harassment at Bishop’s University in Quebec – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202142 Views

Members of the Indigenous Cultural Alliance (ICA) at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Que., went public Thursday with allegations of harassment, discrimination, and “whitewashing” by university staffers.

In a press release, the group outlines a number of recent incidents which, in their view, constitute “systemic racism” on-campus.

Nikki Baribeau, Cree from Mistissini, is the former vice-chair of the Bishop’s University Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

She resigned from the committee in December after encountering what she said was “bullying and disrespect” by task force leadership for questioning their decisions, according to a press release.

“There was a lot of eye-rolling and there was a lot of negative tones when we were asking our questions,” Baribeau explained.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/indigenous-students-call-out-whitewashing-harassment-at-bishops-university-in-quebec/

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