‘Growing tension’ inside the public service over Indigenous self-identification – Atin Ito News

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202417 Views

July 9, 2024

The top official at Indigenous Services Canada addressed the issue of Indigenous identity in the public service by urging greater honesty in self-identification, signalling what one elder calls “a growing tension” around the issue inside government.

Indigenous Services Canada’s top bureaucrat addresses topic in leaked blog to staff.

“The key is to honestly tell your truth,” wrote deputy minister Gina Wilson in the blog, which was circulated internally June 13.

Her post followed efforts by First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders to draw attention to the issue, including by demanding governments act to halt the rise of Indigenous identity theft.

Read More: https://www.atinitonews.com/2024/07/growing-tension-inside-the-public-service-over-indigenous-self-identification/

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