The CUPE Ontario Indigenous Council is firmly committed to promoting and defending the rights of all Indigenous workers in our union and in our communities. The committee’s goal is to educate our membership about Indigenous issues, increase participation of Indigenous members, and combat discrimination. They do this through actively participating in their communities, provincial coalitions, lobby days and political campaigns.
Moving Equality Forward: From Basics to Leadership
At the Human Rights Conference, CUPE Ontario elects members to the following committees: Indigenous, International Solidarity, Pink Triangle, Racial Justice, Workers with Disabilities and Young Workers. [more]
First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: messages from the Indigenous Council Chair and members
Welcome and acknowledgement of traditional territory is recognizing Indigenous people as traditional stewards of the land and is an important part of showing respect for First Nations.
Learn more at www.native-land.ca
A time for truth, a time for reconciliation: Making a commitment through collective bargaining
CUPE is committed to ensuring that locals have access to resources that support the union in their reconciliation work.
One of the ways that CUPE locals can support reconciliation is by bargaining language into collective agreements that supports Indigenous workers. This is a resource for those who want to put reconciliation into action at the bargaining table.
Lois Hill Scholarship
The Lois Hill Scholarship is open to Indigenous members, or the children of Indigenous members of CUPE Ontario, to undertake a course of post-secondary studies for the 2020/2021 academic year.
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Add your voice now for Indigenous rights
Support Bill C-641 – Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Jesse Wente at the CUPE Ontario Human Rights Conference 2020
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