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First Nations youth less welcome than refugees in Thunder Bay, Ont., MP says

 


First Nations arriving in Thunder Bay, Ont., to attend school are made to feel less welcome than refugees or other minorities moving to the northern Ontario city, according to a local MP.

Patty Hajdu was reacting on Tuesday to a CBC News report comparing the warm welcome received by a family of Syrian refugees to the reports of racism experienced by First Nations youth.

"It's appalling, it's ashaming for my community, but for our country as well, that indigenous young people who come to Thunder Bay to study are subjected to racism that includes things like people flinging things out of cars at them or demeaning hate speech that they face," Hajdu said.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/first-nations-youth-less-welcome-than-refugees-in-thunder-bay-ont-mp-says-1.3450528

 

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