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Unionism on Turtle Island


5 Days

Unionism on Turtle Island is a course in which we will explore the shared history between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Turtle Island is the name used for North America in some Aboriginal cultures and refers to a story about the origin of the earth.

Through this course, participants will hear about history, Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal issues, and the links between social unionism and the struggle for Aboriginal Self-Determination.

We will discuss reconciliation and ways in which the labour movement can share in the process of recognizing and addressing injustices both historic and contemporary.

All are welcome in this course.

Don’t see this course in your region?

For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.

For more courses in the Quebec region, please visit or contact the Education Department in Quebec at or 514-389-9223