B.C. mayor says she’s sorry for online post about Indigenous lands deemed racist – Vancouver Sun

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B.C. mayor says she’s sorry for online post about Indigenous lands deemed racist – Vancouver Sun

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202127 Views

Pouce Coupe Mayor Lorraine Michetti said she put the post on Facebook about two years ago, took it down, then reposted it last week.

The mayor of a village in northeastern British Columbia says she is sorry for an online post that was not meant to be racist against Indigenous Peoples, but now she wants people to stop bullying her.

Lorraine Michetti, who was first elected in Pouce Coupe in 2016, said through tears Thursday that she realizes people were hurt after seeing the post showing photos of garbage-strewn lawns with a caption that suggested those who want to protect their land from pipelines should clean up their own backyards.

“I’m not sleeping. I’m upset that people think I’m racist,” Michetti said in an interview.

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