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June 1, 2021

Indigenous History Month

We enter the month of June with heavy hearts after the remains of 215 young Indigenous children were found in a mass grave at Tk’emlúps te Secwe?pemc First Nation. The site was a former Indian Residential School that closed in 1969.

Indigenous History Month is a magnified opportunity to learn about the issues facing Indigenous Communities and to advocate for change.  It is also time to appreciate and acknowledge their contributions to shaping the place we call Canada today. 

UFCW 247 commits to highlighting resources that celebrate the stories, traditions and culture of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis People. Understanding that there is much work still to be done in the path of Truth and Reconciliation, we can start by educating ourselves. Some links to help us get started are listed here:

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UFCW 247 acknowledges that our head office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the Semiahmoo First Nation.