Canada: Manitoba chiefs want teacher Brad Badiuk fired for ‘hateful’ comments

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs are demanding the “immediate termination” of Winnipeg high school teacher Brad Badiuk for controversial comments that were posted on social media earlier this month.

Badiuk posted remarks on Facebook about First Nations people in general, and specifically mentioned AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak…

…The controversy started when another teacher posted an article on her Facebook page about John Ralston Saul’s book, The Comeback, which contends that repairing the relationship between First Nations peoples and the rest of Canada is a pressing issue.

In response, Badiuk put these posts (taken verbatim) on Facebook, “Oh Goddd how long are aboriginal people going to use what happened as a crutch to suck more money out of Canadians? The benefits the aboriginals enjoy from the white man/europeans far outweigh any wrong doings that were done to a concured people.”

Another line read, “Get to work, tear the treaties and shut the FKup already. My ancestor migrated here early 1900’s they didn’t do anything. Why am I on the hook for their cultural support?”

About Nepinak, Badiuk wrote: “He wears feathers on his head and calls himself the Grand Chief. You see he had an idea. Indians have no money. You have money. So he could get his hands on your money, that would solve the problem of indians without money”…

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  • The Goat

    He should be fired for not being able to spell.

    • Frau Katze

      Not very good for a teacher!

      • Minicapt

        He was writing at the level of his audience?

        Cheers

    • AlanUK

      If I were a school teacher I would automatically put every puclic contribushun through a spel chequerer.
      (Butt I’m not – so their.)

  • I don’t get it. What did he say that was so controversial?

    • Frau Katze

      The truth is the new “hate speech”.

      • Clausewitz

        It’s also no longer a defense in a court of law.

    • WalterBannon

      the truth

  • Rosenmops

    It is better to vent on sites like this than on Facebook using your own name, unless you are retired or self employed or something.

    • Frau Katze

      Exactly.

    • Clausewitz

      When I originally joined BCF I used a photo of myself as an Avatar. I was duly warned at school that it was probably not a good idea. Ever since then it’s been the lead singer of the Boingers, Bill the Cat.

      • ntt1

        I had heard that due to his major catnip addiction. bill the cat was well on his way to joining the 27 club.sad really,

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Hate speech is any speech you disagree with.
    Screw the Indians.

  • simus1

    The ASSembly of chiefs should each write (each by himself, no peaking) a hand written, clearly reasoned, 500 word essay on their beef with Mr Badiuk. Let the essays then be marked by some honest neutral party as to accuracy, grammer, etc.

    Let the 10 highest marked essays plus that of AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak be forwarded to Mr Badiuk for use by him in his creation of a rebuttal essay.
    All essays should then be placed on the internet for public viewing and a public vote.

    • Clausewitz

      I like it.

    • occupant 9

      Bonus marks for interweaving “SURRENDER” as it is written in the treaties with the Crown.

      • Just a thought

        Bonus marks for not spelling as poorly as Badiuk.

  • Just a thought

    He should be fired for having facial hair. Most Indians didn’t, unless they were mixed race.
    http://photos.powwows.com/wp-content/uploads/Native-American-Brave.jpg
    Wait, that’s not “hate speech” is it?

    • Just a thought

      (the grand chief, that is.)

      Yeah, and Badiuk, too. …. “concured” people??? This clown isn’t an English teacher, I hope.

  • c w

    The Chief cant handle the truth?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Those SW-style indian war bonnets are so fakey when worn by Canadian chiefies.

  • Bubba Brown

    So some guy with a dead bird on his head should get an apology?
    Or “fire” the commenter?
    Every time Juthin speaks he offends me do I get an “apology”?
    Oh wait, I just get to pay for this cluster***k

  • WalterBannon

    So the Indians want to penalize him for “telling truth to power”

    How “progressive”

  • ntt1

    looks like the mice have been at nepineks goat patch, what a clown, at last the natives have their own al sharpton.

  • ntt1

    is that a test pattern or just some ugly mook?