Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR02 - (Mba-Councillor-Residential-Schools)

WINNIPEG. x-11s. A Winnipeg city councillor is coming under fire for rejecting the idea of training city employees on the legacy of residential schools. Jeff Browaty (BROH'-wah-tee) says he supports reconciliation, but can't support pulling workers away from their jobs to learn about the schools and the effects they had on idigenous people. He says there are other resources for workers to educate themselves.

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TAG: A report at City Hall says cultural teachers and elders will begin sessions in 2017 until all staff have participated. He was the only councillor to vote against the report, but afterwards tried to clarify his stance and agreed it's important the city offer training. …

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