Indigenous leaders call for Senator Lynn Beyak’s resignation

CBC News

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty 3 Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh are calling for the resignation of Senator Lynn Beyak, saying Beyak’s repeated comments about residential schools are “offensive” and a “national insult.”

“Her callous dismissal of the horrors of the Residential School experience is unbefitting a member of the Senate,” Fiddler was quoted as saying in a news release issued Tuesday.

“Her misguided statements, including comparisons of her suffering to those who were forced to attend residential schools, are an insult to survivors and all the children who were lost,” he said.

“This makes a mockery of the Government of Canada’s efforts to move toward reconciliation.”

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