We demand the resignation of openly RACIST Manitoba Hydro Wuskwatim site supervisor Tim W.

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BLATANT RACISM AGAINST AN INDIGENOUS ELDER: SUPPORTED BY MANITOBA HYDRO

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Elder Kenneth Linklater was the target of repeated and blatant RACIST remarks while an employee of Manitoba Hydro. Linklater worked for Manitoba Hydro for an 8 YEAR PERIOD!

Linklater’s supervisor at the Wuskwatim site, Tim W., made outrageous and OPENLY RACIST comments directed at Ken, including but not limited to the following: 

  • “[He] would ask if me and my colleagues if we were drinking Windex; he said this on at least three occasions…”
  • “He would ask me a question and if he did not like the response, would instruct me to look (him) in the eye and say that”. He said he wanted to see if I was telling him the truth.”
  • “[He] would walk by me and motion with his pointing and middle finger, point them towards his eyes then point them at me to indicate, ‘I got my eyes on you’, or “I am watching you”.  He did this at least 6-7 times.”
  • “…last year I got stuck in the snow with the bobcat…  He responded, “If it was up to me, I would fire you on the spot”
  • “Whenever [Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation] members came to the camp to plant trees… or for cultural gatherings, Tim would say out loud for everyone to hear, “The village people are coming. Lock up everything.”

"He did this every summer, every time we had community members from NCN came to the camp. His comments showed his dislike for Indigenous people. So why is he still allowed to work on NCN territory?” -Kenneth Linklater 

Incredibly, Kenneth’s son Desmond was subjected to similar racist comments, making the effects LITERALLY, GENERATIONAL!!! Sadly, Ken was harassed and racially persecuted until he was forced to resign in November 2020. 

His OPENLY RACIST former supervisor was not terminated, nor disciplined! Ken and Desmond are not alone- many other Indigenous people were also the target of outright in your face racism- why does this man, this racist supervisor- still have a job???

We are asking you to:

1)      Sign this petition

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3)      SAY NO TO RACISM

4)      Support this Indigenous Elder, Kenneth Linklater, and give Manitoba Hydro a loud and clear message:  It is bad enough that you have destroyed our lands and waters

If Manitoba Hydro continues to employ this OPENLY RACIST SUPERVISOR, they are OPENLY SUPPORTING, PROMOTING, AND CONDONING RACISM AGAINST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE!!!  STAND UP AND SAY NO TO RACISM!!!