Today is National Indigenous Peoples day, a day where as a community we celebrate Indigenous, Inuit and Metis peoples. We encourage you to make your way to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and join in the fun activities and special ceremonies that are occurring there. The event is schedule to continue until 7pm. Additional information and the history of why we celebrate this day can be found on the PG National Indigenous Peoples Day Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateIndigenousPeoplesDayInLTN
CUPE National has provided a number of resources on their website that we also encourage you to check out: https://cupe.ca/event/national-indigenous-peoples-day.
CUPE National also recently launched the Water is life campaign, which “recognizes the strength and dignity of Indigenous peoples who have been affected by water injustice and fought for change. The campaign raises awareness about the ongoing struggles of Indigenous peoples, and shows how CUPE members can listen, learn and act.” As part of recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day. Please visit https://cupe.ca/water-is-life for details on this campaign and how you can get involved. I plan on bringing this campaign forward to the CUPE 3799 Executive to decide how we can get involved.