Indigenous leaders call for changes after law school dean resigns from Lakehead

April 26, 2018

Angelique EagleWoman’s resignation as Lakehead University’s Dean of Law has prompted dozens of Indigenous leaders to call for “immediate changes,” reports CBC. EagleWoman stated that Lakehead ignored her concerns about staffing, workplace respect, and the need for cultural competency training. “At times, I went to people higher in the administration and asked for their intervention and, again, it all led to me seeing there was no way forward,” she said. CBC adds that two Indigenous leaders have forwarded several recommendations to Lakehead in light of the resignation. In a statement, Lakehead responded that it is “committed to creating the conditions whereby everyone at Lakehead University can flourish and we look forward to ongoing dialogue and action.” CBCAPTN (1) | APTN (2)