Unifor joins with Aboriginal peoples across the country in recognizing June 21st, Aboriginal Peoples Day - the summer solstice that has for centuries been recognized as a day to celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and their heritage.
It is also a day to reflect on the history of colonialism, to take a critical look at its on-going legacy, and to re-commit ourselves to righting the wrongs of both the distant and recent past.
We recognize that indigenous rights are inalienable. On June 21st this year our focus is on unfulfilled treaty obligations, on education rights for Aboriginal children and teens, and on the failure of our society to ensure even the basic safety and dignity of Aboriginal women.
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