Canada’s history of colonialism and cultural genocide against Indigenous people must be recognized so we can push for change. June 21, which is National Aboriginal Day, provides an important marker to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ culture, history and achievements, but action from our union is needed every day of the year.
Despite being ordered many times to properly provide education, health and social services for Indigenous children the federal government still has not funded these programs equally.
As trade unionists, every member shares a responsibility to work towards reconciliation and justice for Indigenous people. In the past year, Unifor has financially supported educational initiatives for Indigenous children and youth, the union has helped fund access to clean water and sponsored the North American Indigenous Games.
Together we can create a future that recognizes the rights of Indigenous people.
Show your support post this Unifor poster in your workplace. Download it here unifor.org/awoc