COPE/SEPB stands in solidarity with Indigenous communities across Turtle Island on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
We acknowledge the pain, suffering, and intergenerational trauma endured by Indigenous peoples because of the residential school system, systemic racism, and colonization. We recognize the profound impact of these injustices on Indigenous individuals, families, and communities.
We firmly believe that the path to healing, justice, and reconciliation requires not only reflection but also concrete actions, including ensuring that all 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report get implemented.
On this day and throughout the year, we encourage our members to reflect on the history of injustice against Indigenous peoples and to actively participate in reconciliation efforts.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a solemn reminder of the work that lies ahead in our collective journey towards reconciliation. Together, we must confront the truths of the past, listen to Indigenous voices, and work tirelessly to create a more just and equitable society.
As a labour union, we are committed to being part of this transformative process. We stand united with Indigenous communities, reaffirming our support for their healing, justice, and reconciliation.