Montreal – October 23, 2014 – UFCW Canada activists recently joined with hundreds of members of indigenous organizations, community groups and the labour movement for Take Back the Night for Aboriginal Women held at Émilie-Gamelin Park in Montreal.
Toronto – August 6, 2014 - On August 9, 1982, the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations met for the first time. Though the world’s Indigenous nations had suffered centuries of oppression and decimation under European colonization, it would still take the UN General Assembly another 25 years to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Toronto – June 11, 2014 – On this 6th anniversary of the National Day of Reconciliation with Aboriginal communities, UFCW Canada activists in Toronto joined social justice advocates across Canada, to walk and send a message calling for an equitable future for First Nations children.
Toronto – June 4, 2015 – On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood up in the House of Commons and apologized for Canada's notorious residential schools system. The system removed young Aboriginal children from their families and sent them to schools often far from their communities — to strip them of their heritage in an attempt to assimilate them into the dominant culture.