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]
National Indigenous People’s Day is June 21st. To purchase the Indigenous Council’s “Every Child Matters” orange shirt ($20), please contact Kerry Davenport by email at [email protected] or by phone at (905) 739-9739, ext. 605.
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.
Download the standard CUPE Ontario Indigenous Greeting here, which is customizable for the community you live in.
Learn more at www.native-land.ca
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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