National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to reflect and learn about the cultural diversity and history of the Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island who have been stewards of these lands for time immemorial.

CAPE encourages its members to take time to recognize the vast diversity and honour the unique cultures, traditions, worldviews, and languages that make up First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Together we can continue to build a more inclusive and respectful workplace and society by embracing our differences and similarities when we work, live and learn as a collective.

Indigenous peoples make up 5.3 per cent of the federal public sector. CAPE continues to fight for their rights, such as securing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a designated paid holiday for all members, as well as leave for traditional Indigenous practices for Indigenous peoples, in the last round of collective bargaining. We are also fighting for better telework rights so that people can work and live in their communities and ancestral territories.

Let’s also use this month as a reminder of our collective responsibility to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. Let’s amplify these calls and look to meet them, together as a society. 


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