June 21 - National Aboriginal Peoples Day

June 17, 2010, 8:26 AM EST

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In 1996, the Governor General of Canada proclaimed June 21 National Aboriginal Peoples Day. The CAW recognizes June 21 as a day for all workers to show solidarity with Aboriginal communities, educating themselves on Aboriginal culture, celebrating its diversity and joining with Aboriginal peoples in calling for access to jobs, housing, healthcare, childcare and education.

The CAW National Human Rights department is encouraging all members to commemorate June 21 in local unions and workplaces across the country.

Is your local union or workplace planning to commemorate June 21? If so, send information and pictures of your event to the CAW Human Rights department: humanrights@caw.ca 

To read the CAW National Executive Board statement on National Aboriginal People's Day, visit: http://www.caw.ca/en/7901.htm

To download the poster, visit: http://www.caw.ca/en/services-departments-human-rights-aboriginal-peoples-day-june-21-pdf.htm


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