May 3: Head of Council Accused of Bullying
Four former employees of the Gwich’in Tribal Council have accused the CEO of bullying and harassment since 2010, claiming they were fired without cause. In a letter, they also say the council president ignored these concerns when brought to his attention. In response, the president said the board will launch an independent review, but it needs more time. However, the ex-employees don’t have faith that the council can investigate the matter internally.