CUPE has produced a new poster to co-incide with National Aboriginal Day.
While the day is meant to celebrate and recognize the important contributions that First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples have made to Canada, CUPE is constantly reminded of the many grievances yet to be resolved including:
- poverty and unemployment
- land claims
- inadequate health care
- poor housing
CUPE recognized the Harper government’s apology over the residential school program, though now we expect action. We hope the event marks a turning point in the way this government has treated First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
The poster uses a combination of words, archival and modern images of struggle to connect the history of aboriginal people with contemporary issues.
Tania Willard of Red Willow Designs designed the poster.