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Nov 09, 2023
Also on the show, a First Nations veteran talks about his time in the military during the Oka Crisis.
In 2020, Letitia Wells left her job at Indian Oil and Gas, an agency of Indigenous Services Canada because of the discriminatory behavior of her co-workers and managers.
A year later, she turned to the media for help.
“There’s a huge fear for Indigenous people, especially Indigenous women, to speak out against this because there are no safety outlets to protect us,” Wells told APTN News in 2021. “We are the target of violence, and they get away with it because it’s built into their institutions.”
In that same year, ISC Minister Patty Hadju said she was “horrified” by what she’d heard about Wells’ situation and a third-party review that looked at the situation with Indigenous people inside her department.