CUPE Ontario statement of solidarity with Haudenosaunee harvesters

  CUPE Ontario is Ontario’s community union. As Indigenous peoples and as settler-allies operating on colonized land, our union has a collective responsibility to recognize and honour the inherent rights and treaty rights of all Indigenous peoples. First Nations are sovereign nations that possess inherent rights to self-determination. This includes the right to food sovereignty…

Report: Grassy Narrows mercury poisoning can be remediated

This report reviews approaches to reduce mercury contamination in aquatic systems, and identifies options with the potential to be applied in the Wabigoon-English River system. Approximately 10 tonnes of mercury were released to the Wabigoon River between 1962 and 1969 from a chlor-alkali facility at Dryden, Ontario, resulting in highly contaminated waters, sediments and biota. Mercury…

National Aboriginal Day statement

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, held annually on June 21. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the vibrant cultures and many contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. National Aboriginal Day also provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the past and continuing injustices…

Petition for Reconciliation Through Education

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report on residential school abuses was an important step forward in recognizing the injustices First Nations peoples face in our society. Now it’s time to make sure the report’s recommendations are put into action. The CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council has started a petition asking the provincial government to…

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Petition for Reconciliation

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report on residential school abuses was an important step forward in recognizing the injustices First Nations peoples face in our society. Now it’s time to make sure the report’s recommendations are put into action. The CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council has started a petition asking the provincial government to…

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Petition for Reconciliation Through Education

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report on residential school abuses was an important step forward in recognizing the injustices First Nations peoples face in our society. Now it’s time to make sure the report’s recommendations are put into action. The CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council has started a petition asking the provincial government to…

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report on residential school abuses was an important step forward in recognizing the injustices First Nations peoples face in our society. Now it’s time to make sure the report’s recommendations are put into action. The CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council has started a petition asking the provincial government to…