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Sep 28, 2023
Premier stands by Lisa Dempster, decision to apologize in Cartwright first
Arguments over Inuit identity have taken the forefront in Labrador, following the revelation that the provincial government plans an apology to residential school survivors in partnership with the NunatuKavut community council — a group that does not hold federal treaty rights.
Labrador’s two other Indigenous groups are now calling for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Lisa Dempster to resign or be fired.
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Premier Andrew Furey was asked if he would consider their demand.
“I have full confidence in all of my cabinet,” he said.