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On June 21, National Aboriginal Day, we…


  • Remember the struggles and achievements of aboriginal peoples.


  • Renew our commitment to aboriginal representation in all workplaces, all levels of employment and union decision-making.


  • Continue our fight for equality, justice, full inclusion, the right to self-government and respect for treaties and other agreed-to aboriginal rights.


  • Challenge racist stereotypes and myths about tax exemption, free education, reverse discrimination and the erosion of seniority.


  • Strengthen our commitment to partnership agreements, aligning ourselves with aboriginal institutions and battling under-representation of aboriginal peoples in our union and workplaces.


  • Advocate for safe drinking water and stopping the spread of public/private partnerships on reserves.


  • Continue our discussions through our CUPE National aboriginal council on justice for Dudley George, freedom for Leonard Peltier, and support of all land claims.


Join us as we celebrate National Aboriginal Day, a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultures and contributions of First Nations, including Inuit and Métis people in Canada.

You can view the new poster “We embrace diversity as part of our way of ensuring harmony with each other and with Mother Earth” on CUPE’s website here. You can also get free copies of the poster by sending us your request to the equality branch at aboriginal@cupe.ca



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