Indigenous professors cite racism as factor in their exodus

A group of Indigenous professors and staff say they’ve been forced to leave Canada’s University of Saskatchewan because of racism, a hostile work environment and the slow pace of reforms, writes Jason Warick for CBC News.

At least nine First Nations and Métis professors have left in the past five years, according to a University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association letter sent recently to University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff. Other Indigenous senior staff have also left during that period.

Stoicheff has repeatedly cited Indigenisation as one of his main goals, but some say little has changed. Indigenisation involves incorporating First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, their histories and their world views into every part of the university.
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