Embracing Heritage

May 29, 2018

In commemoration of National Indigenous Peoples History Month, UFCW Canada along with UFCW Local 832 is hosting a two-day event on June 6 and 7 in Winnipeg. UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema, Local Union Presidents, staff and members from all across Canada will be attending the UFCW Canada 2nd Annual National Indigenous Peoples Celebration.

As part of this event, the 35 participants will appreciate a special presentation of the “Touchstones of Hope” workshop, created by The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. The Touchstones of Hope is a set of principles to guide a reconciliation process within all aspects of society and is the basis for a respectful and meaningful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. They will also enjoy a tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and an early morning Pipe Ceremony at Vimy Ridge Park, led by UFCW Local 832 member Eric Flett.

Local 832 Union President Jeff Traeger states, “UFCW prides itself in embracing the heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis members as well as all of our members across the Country.”

UFCW encourages its members to check out the links below to learn more about the Indigenous culture:

https://www.travelmanitoba.com/blog/post/aboriginal-tourism/

https://livelearn.ca/article/living-in-manitoba/facts-about-aboriginal-culture-and-history-you-should-know/

https://humanrights.ca

National Aboriginal History Month provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the important contributions of Indigenous peoples to the growth of our Country.

 

 

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