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Aboriginal issues

PSAC supports all Aboriginal Peoples in their struggle for full access to all human rights and fundamental freedoms. We strongly believe that those freedoms include the right to preserve and strengthen their own political, economic, legal and cultural traditions and institutions.

The PSAC National Aboriginal Peoples' Network:

  • helps our members and our union make gains and fight for the rights of all our Network members
  • was created by a 2003 PSAC convention resolution
  • invites all PSAC members who self-identify as First Nation, Inuit and/or Métis to join the network

The Atlantic members of the National Aboriginal Peoples’ Circle are:
Michelle MacKinnon, NAPC-CNPA-AtlanticFemaleRep@psac-afpc.com
Joey Dunphy, NAPC-CNPA-AtlanticMaleRep@psac-afpc.com

June 8, 2012 - 2:20pm •
Pow Wow Trail Dates and Events 2012 (Updated May 26 ~ 9:40-PM) Atlantic Pow Wow Trail information for PSAC Aboriginal members and allies. (Provided by PSAC National Aboriginal Peoples' Circle Atlantic Male/Female reps: Joey Dunphy; Barbara Paul and PSAC Atlantic Aboriginal Director: Charlene Vidito-Milne) .
June 21, 2011 - 4:00am •
To celebrate the National Aboriginal Day, the Greater Moncton Human Rights Committee took advantage of its last meeting on June 14th. Guéganne Martin Doucet, a Mik'maq painter/sculptor artist from the Shédiac region and originally from Escuminac, New Brunswick,was invited to do a presentation on the making of a dream catcher, its history and origin.
June 21, 2011 - 4:00am •
Some PSAC members were among the participants to this first annual celebration for the National Aboriginal Day.June 21st was proclaimed in 1996 by former Governor General of Canada Roméo Leblanc and years later the Greater Moncton will now have its annual celebration.
August 31, 2010 - 4:00am •
Workers at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School in the Listuguj First Nation did not go on strike August 26 as anticipated.An August 26 letter from the lawyer for the Listuguj First Nation Government clarified the Chief and Council’s bargaining position on wages for school staff.  Based on this communication, an agreement seemed closer than expected. The Union contacted the Employer’s lawyer immediately and asked to return to the bargaining table.
August 24, 2010 - 4:00am •
The unionized staff at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School in the Mi’gmaq First Nation of Listuguj voted strongly in support of a strike at a meeting this month. Workers will be in a legal strike position on August 26.
May 27, 2010 - 4:00am •
PSAC 69081 members leafleted community members and band councillors in Listuguj Québec May 20 to protest management negotiators' threats of cuts and layoffs during conciliation.
April 8, 2010 - 4:00am •
Bargaining isn't going well between the 53 members of PSAC Local 69081 and the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government.Members of the directly chartered local were holding an information picket March 31 outside the band office when the Listuguj Chief paid a visit to the line.Chief Alison Metallic claimed to be unaware of the problems between negotiators for the band and the union. Chief Metallic also said the much-anticipated wage offer from management didn't exist.
March 1, 2010 - 4:00am •
Minister of State for the Status of Women Helena Guergis has made several announcements over the last ten days with respect to small funding grants to various groups across Canada, particularly those encouraging and coordinating educational projects for women entrepreneurs fitting with SWC's theme Strong Women, Strong Canada. There has been no announcement about funding for the Sisters in Spirit initiative of the Native Women's Association of Canada.
December 15, 2009 - 12:21am •
NAPC Training provided an opportunity for Aboriginal, Inuit, Innu and Métis members to learn how they can navigate the existing structures of the PSAC. The training provided members with a way of empowering themselves to effect change in their workplaces, communities and union.

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