InFocus: Grand Chief sues for defamation of the Aboriginal race

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:

It’s currently the only case in Canada: defamation of the Aboriginal race.

In this edition Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs explains why he’s suing over facebook comments, alleging the defamation of the Aboriginal race.

A thoughtful panel then weighs in, adding more perspective and nuance to the issues raised.

Then a non-Aboriginal, Juno nominated singer/songwriter shares why he was compelled to write a song about Canada’s residential schools.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.


2 thoughts on “InFocus: Grand Chief sues for defamation of the Aboriginal race

  1. Yes and we still have the issues of people who threaten to kill us..these people should be charged for these threatening comments as well.

  2. This is a frivolous and vexatious lawsuit. The teacher in question was viewed well by all his students and he never expressed his views to his students.His views were expressed in what he perceived to be a conversation with his friends. He expressed his views about a public figure, just as other politicians are public figures and face public criticism.He faces disciplinary action by his employer and professional body. Is that not sufficient? Who will cover the costs of the lawsuit for the chief? Why do I suspect it won’t be the chief’s personal funds.

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