Canada: Suspended Winnipeg teacher sued for racist posts by Grand Chief

The school division suspended the high-school teacher, Brad Badiuk, who teaches technology at Kelvin High School. The postings have been taken down but, among other written statements, Badiuk is alleged to have said that First Nations persons complained about the past, were lazy and were always looking for non-aboriginal people to give them money.

There were words on the post devoted to Grand Chief Nepinak, saying that he wanted to “get his hands” on money that does not belong to him.

Grand Chief Nepinak promised last month he would take legal action. His suit, filed in the Court of Queen’s bench, alleges that Badiuk defamed him and libeled all Native persons and seeks general and punitive damages…