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Saturday, October 24 to Saturday, October 31 is Indigenous Sovereignty Week, a pan-Canadian event in support of Indigenous rights, self-determination and justice.

The event is organized by Defenders of the Land, a group of Indigenous Peoples in Canada who are defending lands and water, ways of life, and rights for Indigenous Peoples.

CUPE has pledged strong support for the event, and will assist in organizing events across the country this week.

CUPE National President Paul Moist and CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Genereux have issued a statement in support of Defenders of the Land.


Indigenous Sovereignty Week will offer a range of discussion forums, cultural events, educational opportunities and opportunities for action. Check out the event schedule to find out how you can get involved.

Events are planned for:

Check the Defenders of the Land Indigenous Sovereignty Week events page for more.