Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Mayor Apologizes to Indigenous Leader for Past Prejudice

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Mayor Apologizes to Indigenous Leader for Past Prejudice

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Saskatchewan mayor apologizes for prejudice

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ELBOW, Sask. - An aboriginal leader in Saskatchewan is praising an apology issued by the mayor of the small community of Elbow, who says he's sorry for how he's thought of indigenous people in the past.

Rob Hundeby was in Saskatoon on Tuesday afternoon to sign a memorandum of understanding with Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.

They want to start a new education initiative in the community to help teach youth and elected officials about racial inclusion and move toward reconciliation.

Hundeby said when he was growing up, the stereotype of indigenous people was that they were lazy and didn't want jobs.

Hundeby said the birth of his children and re-examining his Christian faith led to a shift in thinking, and he now knows he was wrong. …

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