Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

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National Indigenous Peoples Day is an occasion to celebrate Indigenous history, culture, diversity and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

June 21st is the longest day of the year, also called, the summer solstice, which holds a deep cultural, historical, and spiritual significance for many Indigenous peoples and communities.

In addition to celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, this day serves to address the challenges and issues Indigenous Peoples face on Turtle Island. It is a platform to raise awareness about the importance of reconciliation, promoting understanding, and working towards a more equitable and inclusive society.

In the spirit of learning and moving toward reconciliation, we welcome you to make employment equity a priority and to read or order copies of the CUPE National Truth and Reconciliation Bargaining Guide, and to consider how to incorporate this into your next round of bargaining.

The CUPE Atlantic Maritime Indigenous Council (CAMIC) encourages all locals to take the time to attend Indigenous cultural celebrations and events, support an Indigenous-owned business, participate in a Pride event in your region and take part in any other activities that celebrates Indigenous culture in your community.

If you have any questions on how we can work with you, your local or your leaders, please send us an email at: cupe.atl.mar.indigenous.council@gmail.com.

In Solidarity,
CAMIC members,
Brandice Blanchard, Vice-Chair for the CUPE Atlantic Maritime Indigenous Council

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