UManitoba Indigenous students say racist posters symptomatic of larger issues

November 9, 2018

CBC reports that Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba remain uneasy after racist posters bearing the message “It’s ok to be white” were discovered on campus. According to several Indigenous students interviewed by CBC, racial tensions are prevalent at UManitoba. "I've been dealing with this for three or four years," said Chance Paupanakis, National Executive Representative of Circle of First Nation Mé​tis and Inuit Students with the Canadian Federation of Students. "I have students coming to me saying, 'I don't feel safe,' and they feel like their existence is being questioned." UManitoba has condemned the posters, and campus security is continuing its investigation. CBC