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First Nations women sue Ottawa alleging systemic racism against Indigenous public servants – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202129 Views

Sep 14, 2021

Former and current public servants seeking $25 million in punitive damages

A former and current public servant, who are both First Nations women, are suing the Canadian government alleging widespread systemic racism in the federal Indigenous agencies and departments.

Yvette Zentner and Letitia Wells are the lead plaintiffs in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal Court.

The proposed class would include all current and former employees who allegedly experienced harassment or discrimination while working at Indigenous Affairs, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Indigenous Services, or Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC).

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