Indigenous Issues

Justice for Aboriginal Peoples -- It's time

About our Indigenous Peoples Rights program

PSAC has been working to protect and defend the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and abroad for decades.

The union’s Indidgenous members work together to strengthen the labour movement’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples' rights through research, education, awareness raising and advocacy.

Our Indigenous Peoples' Rights program supports member engagement by providing information, resources and training on a wide range of topics including leadership and lobbying.

Our goal is to elevate Indigenous Peoples' voices. We are all treaty peoples. 

Updates

June 28, 2019

If you knew Sandra Lockhart, you would already have a sense of the thoughts that will be presente

June 21, 2019

Many PSAC members make important contributions to the labour movement and their communities every day. In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are highlighting a few of PSAC’s Indigenous members and the great work they do.

June 19, 2019

For as far back as oral histories can tell us, Indigenous people around the world have marked the

June 4, 2019

The Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes and is encouraged by

March 29, 2019

With a low GDP to debt ratio, and a manageable deficit, this government had the opportunity to in

Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The National Aboriginal Peoples’ Circle works with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to organize Sisters in Spirit vigils every October 4th in memory of the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. PSAC is calling on the federal government to sponsor a full public inquiry into the missing and murdered indigenous women.

Safe Drinking Water campaign

The Indigenous Peoples' Rights program is working to ensure that Indigenous communities have access to safe drinking water in every community. This includes advocating for action on the part of the federal government, documenting the impact of unsafe water on communities, and working with allies such as the Assembly of First Nations, Métis national council, and Polaris Institute to achieve real change.

What is the NIPN?

The National Indigenous Peoples’ Network is open to any member who self-identifies as Aboriginal (First Nation, Inuit or Métis). Members are able to share information and network with each other through an email listserv and sometimes in person. Several communities across the country have active regional circles that carry out the campaigns and projects of the NAPC.

What is the NIPC?

The National Indigenous Peoples' Circle (NAPC) was created in 2003 to give Aboriginal members the opportunity to come together and discuss issues that affect them in the workplace, in their communities and at national and international levels.