January 29, 2008

Tribe discriminated against Indian

First Nation guilty of discrimination[S]omething happened at Ebb and Flow in 2003--something that has culminated in a rare finding of racial discrimination against the band by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

In a decision late last week, the tribunal ordered the band to pay one of its members, Jean Bignell-Malcolm, more than $70,000 in compensation after concluding the predominantly Ojibway band withdrew a job offer in 2003 because she's Cree.

That violates the Canadian Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race and ethnic or national origin.

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