Standing with Indigenous Peoples

We are all Treaty people.

This year, July 1st is not a time to celebrate, it is a time to reflect. We want to encourage everyone to take time to consider the current events happening in Canada and educate yourself on their history. We urge you to make an effort to familiarize yourself with the land you live and work on, and to take some time to learn the truth about some of the great injustices done to the Indigenous Peoples of the land we call Canada by many of this country’s most influential institutions.

There are so many ways we can stand side by side with Indigenous communities. Donate to an organization working on Indigenous Rights. Buy products from Indigenous artists, makers, and businesses. Support your local Indigenous groups.

The Labour movement stands in Solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of this land. We will continue to show up to rallies and protests and we ask you to join us. We will continue to lobby governments to immediately adopt the 94 Calls to Action generated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published in 2015.

Access support services

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line

Crisis Services Canada
Text: 45645

Hope for Wellness Helpline

Kids Help Phone
Text: 686868

Donate Here

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Related Links

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Statement from Canadian Labour Congress

IATSE Statement on Kamloops Residential School Discovery

Native Land




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