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BMO apologizes after guard asks residential school survivor to leave Winnipeg bank on 2 occasions – CBC

Oct 19, 2021

Vivian Ketchum says same guard twice told her to leave branch, including day she had appointment with manager

An Indigenous woman in Winnipeg says she plans to keep working with a bank on reconciliation efforts at the institution, despite being asked to leave a downtown branch on two recent occasions.

Vivian Ketchum saw signs in the windows of the Bank of Montreal on Portage Avenue and Main Street reading “reconciliation starts with honouring” and “reconciliation starts with listening” in the days before the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.

Ketchum, who attended residential school in Kenora in the 1970s, said she was drawn in by the signs.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/indigenous-winnipeg-woman-bank-of-montreal-bmo-apology-1.6217244

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