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The Way the River Flows - OFL 3rd Annual Aboriginal Gathering - June 14-16, 2013
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is holding its 3rd Aboriginal Gathering from June 14-16, 2013. The OFL and its affiliates have a long history of activism and lobbying on Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit issues.
This is a Gathering that is reaching out to all people – labour and community, Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit and non-aboriginal – who are concerned and interested in developing action oriented change, justice and reconciliation for Aboriginal Peoples: Idle No More!!!!!! Let us confront the truth and take action while finding peace and solace in the Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit traditional medicines and spiritual teachings.
Idle No More - U of T Information and Activities
From March 18th to 22nd there will be a week dedicated to Idle No More at the University of Toronto. Click here for event and activity information.
Grassy Narrows Youth walk to raise awareness about Mercury Poisoning and Native Land Rights.
On June 5th, 2012 a group of youth from Grassy Narrows First Nation will be arriving in the city after walking more than 2000 kilometers from their traditional territory in Northwestern Ontario. They will be welcomed by members of the April 28 Coalition—Six Nations land defenders and non native allies—along with other Toronto allies, who will be holding a community potluck and barbecue on June 5th at 4PM in Grange Park.
Lois Hill Scholarship - Deadline: September 2012
We are inviting applications for two scholarships in memory of Lois Hill, a long-time CUPE activist and former president of Local 778.
The scholarships are worth $500 each and they are open to Aboriginal members, or the children of Aboriginal members of CUPE Ontario, to undertake a course of post-secondary studies for the 2012/13 academic year.
Walk 4 Justice - Thursday, September 8th @ 3:30pm
To honour and raise awareness of missing or murdered aboriginal women, you are invited to participate in a flash-mob demonstration, as we welcome the Walk 4 Justice walkers on their stop in Toronto, Ontario. The Walk 4 Justice team is holding their second annual walk across Canada.
2010 National Aboriginal Day Statement by CUPE Ontario
National Aboriginal Day is a time to celebrate the cultures and contributions of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is proud to support this important annual celebration. In some cases, our members not only attend the events but are instrumental in organizing them.
While June 21 is set aside for celebration, it is also a day to remember that governments continue to neglect the deplorable conditions faced by First Peoples and have failed to provide for the basic necessities such as safe water, health care and economic sustainability. This year, 2010, it is also important to note that the long overdue Truth and Reconciliation process regarding Canada's sorry history with residential schools, is now, finally, underway. more...