Turtle Island: A First Peoples Awareness for Union Activists and Leaders is a course in which we will explore the shared history between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Turtle Island is the name used for North America in some Indigenous cultures and refers to a story about the origin of the earth.
In honour of Women’s Week, this course offering will have a special emphasis on the matriarchy and the role of women.
Through this course, participants will hear about history, Indigenous rights, Indigenous issues, and the links between social unionism and the struggle for Indigenous 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.