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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 20, 2022 at 5:58 PM

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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. 
It’s a day that provides us with an important moment to recognize and celebrate the rich, diverse, enduring culture, achievements and history of Indigenous Peoples. CUPE stands in solidarity with Indigenous nations, communities and organizations and is committed to continuing to work towards reconciliation, and to respect our on-going treaty relationships.
 
This year, Local 500 is proud to support the City of Winnipeg’s National Indigenous People’s Day at City Hall.
 
When:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Where:
City Hall Courtyard, 510 Main Street
 
The event will begin with an opening prayer and smudge ceremony led by Elder Carolyn Moar followed by Song and Drum, Metis, and First Nations performances for all to enjoy.
 
In addition to participating at National Indigenous Peoples Day events, CUPE encourages members to take some time to learn and reflect on the ongoing harm caused by colonialism and Canada’s treatment of Indigenous peoples.
 
 
  • Read CUPE’s response to the Final Report by National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

  • Read the 10 resource guides developed by CUPE library workers at the City of Winnipeg that provide awareness on a number of different Indigenous-related topics.  
Water is Life Campaign
 
CUPE is launching the first phase of our Water is life campaign, starting with educational materials to raise awareness of the impacts of not having access to safe drinking water for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Check out our brand-new fact sheet and resource list.