Tuesday, November 1, 2016

You have got to wonder at folks. How on Earth would anyone find this sticker funny? It is racist. This company--Larry’s Water Hauling---- should be ashamed of itself and should issue an apology to all First Nations folks. The thinking that is behind such a display is like the KKK--aboriginal folks are disposable folks to be dehumanized. I'd suspect that this stuff should be made public and the company should be made to see the error of its ways. #MakeItAwkward folks.

You have got to wonder at folks.
How on Earth would anyone find this sticker funny?
It is racist.

This company ----Larry’s Water Hauling------should be ashamed of itself and should issue an apology to all First Nations folks.
The thinking that is behind such a display is like the KKK--aboriginal folks are disposable folks to be dehumanized.

I'd suspect that this stuff should be made public and the company should be made to see the error of its ways. #MakeItAwkward folks.


Alberta trucking company says racist slur sticker 'a joke'

Aseniwuche Winewak First Nation said it's discouraging this behaviour seen on the Grande Prairie company's equipment persists in Alberta workplace

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No charges have been laid against the company or the driver of the vehicle, according to RCMP.
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No charges have been laid against the company or the driver of the vehicle, according to RCMP.
By: Josie Lukey Metro Published on
A photo taken of a truck with a sticker above the front grill has gone viral on social media as a result of its derogatory language towards indigenous women.
The sticker, which read “One Squaw Too Many,” was spotted in the area of Grande Cache, Alta. and has some wondering if charges should be laid for hate speech.
Grande Cache RCMP confirmed they received a complaint about the truck and have dealt with the matter, declining to go into anymore detail. No charges have been laid against the company.
Metro reached out to truck owner Larry’s Water Hauling and spoke to a representative, who declined to give a name. They said the sign was meant as a joke to talk one driver into leaving his significant other.
The company also said the individual who took the photo was standing 10 feet away and could have walked up and said they were offended instead of posting to social media.
The representative said the sign was taken off five minutes after the photo was taken.
Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (AWN), a nation of six aboriginal settlements surrounding Grande Cache, has said it's discouraging to see this type of behaviour in the workplace and added discriminatory language of any kind should not be tolerated anywhere.
“One of Aseniwuche Winewak Nation’s goals is to improve relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. We are striving to build self-reliance as a community, and one of the ways we do so is by working with the energy sector,” a statement from AWN read.
AWN also said they are following up with companies in the area and it would be a sign of good faith if appropriate action was taken including removing the discriminatory language, restoring relationships with the community and promoting a respectful work environment.
Sandra Jansen, MLA for Calgary-North West who shared the post on social media, said when she saw the post it made her blood boil.
“There’s absolutely nothing funny about this when across the country we’re defining the parameters of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry and talking about some serious endemic problems.” she said.
Grande Cache is seven hours northwest of Calgary.

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