Indigenous Peoples’ March on Washinton

ON JANUARY 18TH, 2019…

We were part of a MOVEMENT,

People all over the world are standing up against the recent horrific murder of George Floyd at the hands Minneapolis Police and what is an endless line of police murders dating back centuries.

The state of Minnesota where the murder of George Floyd took place, is a historically diverse place and also the birthplace of the American Indian Movement. It also has a long history of uniting against social and environmental injustices. Photo courtesy of Jeff Schad Imagery

Our struggles are inherently intertwined with those of the Black Community. The Indigenous Peoples Movement views all members of the African American community and all African people as Indigenous People. Africa experienced the same horrific colonization at the hands of European settlers as many Native tribes of North and South America. The United States after all was created upon land stolen from Native Americans and the backs of a people stolen from their lands. Statistically, the two groups most likely to be killed at the hands of police in the United States are African Americans and Native Americans. We cannot stand idly, we must unite against our common oppressor.

We have been working diligently with our coalition members and partners around the world to eliminate the borders of our injustices! Our mission is to unite Inidgenous peoples from across the world to stand together to bring awareness to the issues affecting indigenous peoples.

All across the world, people are outraged by the systematic racism that is affecting our community.


“The Smirk Seen Around The World…”

As no details concerning the settlement have been released, it’s hard to assess the implications of CNN’s decision not to fight in court. But the salient fact is the Kentucky federal judge’s decision last summer to dismiss Sandman’s suit against the Washington Post, citing First Amendment concerns (when that paper faced the toughest set of facts regarding their coverage of Sandman). The smirk seen around the world remains a poignant symbol of the well-documented bigotry of Trump and his followers. The United States is losing moral capital the world over right now at an alarming rate. That trend needs to be reversed immediately if we hope to remain a force for good in the world, and that begins with robust media coverage of public acts of racism, no matter how subtle.

– Lakota Peoples Law Project & Indigenous Peoples Movement

June: National Aboriginal History Month

June: PRIDE Events

1 June: Ontario Injured Workers Day

1 June: Global Day of Parents

2-3 June: 2020 UFCW Indigenous Right Conference and Feast, Ottawa

4-5: UFCW Canada Women’s Leadership Conference, Ottawa

4-6 June: CALM Annual Conference, Ramada Plaza, Calgary, Alberta

4 June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

11 June: National Day of Reconciliation

12 June: World Day Against Child Labour

20 June: World Refugee Day

21 June: National Aboriginal Day

21-25 June: Youth Internship Program (YIP) – Atlantic Region, Halifax, Nova Scotia

24 June: St Jean Baptiste Day (QC only)

26 June: United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

27 June: Multiculturalism Day (Government of Canada


1 July: Canada Day

18 July: Nelson Mandela International Day

20-25 July: Youth Internship Program (YIP) Prairies, Winnipeg, Manitoba

26-29 July: UFCW Canada Annual National Defence Fund (NDF) Convention, Winnipeg


4 August: International Beer Day

9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

9-14 August: Youth Internship Program (YIP) Ontario, Toronto

12 August: International Youth Day

19 August: World Humanitarian Day


7 September: Canada Labour Day

8 September: International Literacy Day

15 September: International Day of Democracy

21 September: International Day of Peace

30 September: Deadline for UFCW Canada Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu Scholarships applications


October: Women’s History Month

1 October: International Day of Older Persons

2 October: International Day of Non-Violence

4 October: Sisters in Spirit Vigil – Annual day of observance to honour the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls

5 October: World Teachers’ Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

14-15 October: UFCW Canada National Council Workplace Rights Committee, Toronto

15 October: International Day of Rural Women

16 October: UFCW Canada National Council Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, Toronto

16 October: World Food Day

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

19-20 October: UFCW Canada National Council Women and Gender Equity, Toronto

21-22 October: UFCW Canada National Council HRED Committee, Toronto

23 October: UFCW Canada National Council Young Workers Committee, Toronto

24 October: United Nations Day


1-4 November: UFCW Canada Member Enagement Conference, Toronto

11 November: Remembrance Day

14 November: World Diabetes Day

16-17 November: UFCW Canada Political Action reception, Ottawa

16 November: International Day for Tolerance

20 November: Universal Children’s Day

22 November: National Housing Day

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November –10 December: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence


1 December: World AIDS Day

2 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5 December: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

6 December: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

10 December: Human Rights Day

18 December: International Migrants Day

20 December: International Human Solidarity Day

24 December: Remember Injured/Killed Workers, Ontario

31 December: Deadline for UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship


Former Chief Justice Robert Yazzie of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court provides an overview of the traditional Diné governance system and specifically the leadership principles that Diné leaders relied upon to make sound, informed, strategic decisions in consultation with and on behalf of their people. He offers a convincing argument for Native nations to consult their traditional governance systems in order to meet the challenges they face today.


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