Thursday, June 29, 2017

Alberta Health Services apologizes after representative sends racist text - CTV NEWS

by Bill Graveland
Originally published: June 22, 2017
Publisher: CTVnew.ca

Alberta Health Services is apologizing and has placed an employee on administrative leave after officials at a southern Alberta First Nation complained about a racial slur being used in a text message.

The incident occurred last week during an AHS seminar for educators working on the Kainai First Nation, also known as the Blood Tribe.

Annette Bruisedhead, deputy superintendent of the Kainai Board of Education, said one of the seminar participants received a text from an AHS official complaining that she'd been yelled at by someone during the meeting.