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Saskatchewan school division says janitor complaint about speaking Cree unfounded –

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201967 Views

December 3, 2019

An allegation from a school janitor who claimed she was told not to speak Cree was unfounded, a school division in northern Saskatchewan said after an internal investigation.

Jason Young, director of education for the Northern Lights School Division, said a letter was sent to parents and guardians Friday outlining actions taken by the division and the outcome of its probe.

“I think we needed to take the time that we needed to do this right,” Young said Monday. “So, we didn’t rush to any decisions.”

The investigation was prompted by social media posts that gained traction on Twitter in October.

Rose Bradfield is a janitor at the remote Timber Bay School, about 260 kilometres north of Saskatoon near Montreal Lake. She alleged that she was told by the school’s principal in September that it wasn’t right for her to be speaking Cree and it was rude.

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