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NDP calls on Trudeau government to make Indigenous sensitivity training mandatory for civil servants – APTN News

Oct 12, 2022

New numbers show only about 18 per cent of federal government employees have taken any Indigenous sensitivity training.

The numbers were provided recently by the government in response to a written question by the NDP.

They show roughly 56,000 of 320,000 civil servants have taken any one of three Indigenous training courses offered by the public service.

NDP MP Lori Idlout said the numbers are disappointing but not surprising since the training is not a job requirement.

“One of the things that I’ve unfortunately had to say when it comes to Indigenous issues is that we’re forced to experience incremental justice and this is just one of those areas where the federal government is just making changes incrementally,” she said.

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