Nanaimo councillors say sorry to Indigenous official

Mon. Oct. 16/17

Nanaimo council has issued a letter of regret to their chief administrative officer Tracy Samra and pledged to follow a consultant’s recommendations toward fostering a respectful workplace. 

Relations among some of the city’s councillors, the mayor and Samra have become so frayed it sparked a citizen’s petition urging council to address the issue of violence against Indigenous women in the workplace — Samra is Indigenous — and, last week, Snuneymuxw First Nation members reclaimed their flag from Nanaimo City Hall.

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