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Indigenous centre in Edmonton receiving ‘disgusting’ phone calls, says executive director – APTN News
by ahnationtalk onDecember 2, 2022102 Views
Dec 01, 2022
Thunderbird Centre also had its building permits cancelled by the city.
The executive director of the Okimaw Peyesew Kamik King Thunder Centre in Edmonton says he’s dealing with a cancelled work permit and a number of racist phone calls coming into his facility.
“We’ve had some pretty disgusting, quite frankly, phone calls coming into our centre. Some of them so bad that we actually referred them to the police,” Jordan Reiniger told APTN News. “Talking about the people we serve in a very derogatory manner, very racist manner.”
The centre was forced to move because its current facility was found “not fit” for the purpose it services.
“It is inaccessible for the people that we serve,” said Reiniger. “A lot of the folks that we serve have mobility issues, and it’s not an accessible building. And it’s quite literally crumbling on us.”