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Miawpukek chief calls remarks at heart of Byrne-Dinn spat ‘racist’ – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201918 Views

Mi’sel Joe says comments made during a meeting were derogatory, after fisheries minister releases audio

Nov 12, 2019

Miawpukek First Nation Chief Mi’sel Joe says comments made during a meeting between members of a salmon association and the provincial government were derogatory and racist.

An audio recording of a 2018 meeting between government and the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland was sent to the media by Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne on Tuesday.

Within the hour, Joe sent a news release that said he too has listened to the audio recording and condemns what he calls systemic racism against Indigenous people.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/gerry-byrne-misel-joe-jim-dinn-1.5356434

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