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Unifor Indigenous activists to join march in Washington

January 17, 2019 - 12:00 AM

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C.—Unifor is showing international solidarity with U.S. Indigenous peoples by sending a delegation of Canadian activists to the January 18 march in Washington D.C.

“Unifor activists are passionate about human rights,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “We’re proud to stand with Indigenous peoples everywhere in their struggle for justice and respect.”

Unifor’s delegation includes Leanne Marsh (British Columbia), Don Wren (Saskatchewan), Anna Grizans (Ontario), Zack Ladouceur (Nova Scotia), and Gina Smoke (Unifor Indigenous Liaison).

“From our missing and murdered sisters to environmental ruin of our territories, there are too many reasons to march,” said Smoke. “The sitting American president regularly uses racial slurs to describe U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, which should tell you about the state of the national dialogue right now.”

The Indigenous Peoples March is a grassroots campaign organized by independent coordinators at the state and tribal level.

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at or 778-903-6549 (cell).