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Nepinak wants Kelvin teacher fired

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This article was published 18/12/2014 (2034 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak


Grand Chief Derek Nepinak

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak demanded this morning that Winnipeg School Division fire suspended Kelvin High School teacher Brad Badiuk.

It was AMC that alerted Kelvin’s principal Dec. 8 about extensive attacks against indigenous people posted on Badiuk’s Facebook site.

Nepinak said he is also preparing a legal action on behalf of himself and his family against Badiuk for alleged defamation.

WSD has suspended Badiuk with pay while it investigates the situation.

Board chair Mark Wasyliw said this week that staff have advised him that the investigation could take months. Eventually, human resources would recommend disciplinary action to chief superintendent Pauline Clarke, who can impose a wide range of discipline from sensitivity training all the way to firing Badiuk.

Wasyliw said today that if Clarke orders that an employee be terminated, the board of trustees would then have to review and approve the firing. The employee would have the option of filing a grievance against discipline, and if that was unsuccessful, could ultimately take the issue to arbitration.

WSD has not publicly identified Badiuk or his school, and it would be improper for the division to respond to anything Nepinak has said about a named individual, Wasyliw said.


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Updated on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:47 PM CST: Updates

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