Chiefs

Posted October 14, 2017 1:35 am by Steve Roney

Chiefs

The Toronto School Board, we read, has banned the term “chief” in its organizational charts. The reason is that it refers to First Nations people.It does not, of course. Oxford gives the first meaning as “A leader or ruler of a people or clan.” This, however, would not be how the Toronto School Board organizational chart would be using it. For them, it would be Oxford’s meaning two: “The head of an organization.”Nothing to do with Canadian First Nations.A school board spokesperson explains, “every Aboriginal person has been referred to as ‘chief’ in a derogatory way at some point in

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