Treaty 6 Grand Chief calls Elder’s dismissal at UAlberta a setback in reconciliation

April 13, 2018

Wilton Littlechild, Grand Chief of Treaty 6, told CBC that he is “very concerned” about the sudden dismissal of Elder Marilyn Buffalo from the University of Alberta. In December 2016, UAlberta reportedly hired Buffalo as a Senior Adviser on Indigenous initiatives in the Office of the Provost. According to CBC, Buffalo accepted a two-year contract extension in January, but the university abruptly let her go on February 22nd. A termination letter drafted by Deputy Provost Wendy Rodgers stated that “a different leadership approach” would “be necessary to move forward the University of Alberta's reconciliation efforts.” CBC