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Indigenous issues

PSAC supports all Indigenous 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:
Joey Dunphy, NAPC-CNPA-AtlanticMaleRep@psac-afpc.com

March 13, 2016 - 3:41pm •
The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal members to learn how they can navigate the structures of the PSAC.  This course has been designed for members who have had little or no previous involvement with their union and is a great first step to understanding how unions work for working people. This two-day training will provide members with a way of empowering themselves to effect change in their workplaces, communities and union. 
February 16, 2016 - 2:13pm •
A very cold -34 windshield morning as family and friends gathered for the Launch of the REDress Campaign.  The dresses donated by several friends and family members will fly for one month to honour those lives of the missing and murdered indigenous women   Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL
December 9, 2015 - 7:54am •
November 24, 2015   Email: carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca    Honourable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs  House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6   Dear Ms. Bennett:  
June 23, 2015 - 2:23pm •
Members attending a weekend course recently took time to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Day.
June 22, 2015 - 10:22am •
Joey Dunphy, PSAC National Aboriginal People Circle Male Representative for the Atlantic Region, and Aboriginal Director on the Atlantic Regional Council with the assistance of members from the Moncton Area Council and the Greater Moncton Human Rights committee held an information booth at the Moncton Farmer's market on Saturday June 20th, to bring awareness on Aboriginal issues.  
June 18, 2015 - 11:02am •
June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. This day recognizes the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples (the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples).   
June 4, 2015 - 2:30pm •
Yesterday in Charlottetown, church bells rang for an hour and a half to draw attention to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.  1,181 times.... Rev. John Clarke, the minister at St.Paul's Anglican Church, hopes to have many people attend next Wednesday, June 13th at 2 p.m. with hand bells.   Those in attendance will form a circle and take turns ringing their bells.  It is hoped there will be enough people in attendance to  to go around the church and park!   
October 10, 2014 - 3:15pm •
On September 27-28, 2014, 14 Aboriginal PSAC members came from all over the Atlantic to K’jipuktuk (Halifax) to attend Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights: An introduction to the PSAC for Aboriginal Members.  The training provided a forum for members to discuss critical issues facing Aboriginal people in their union, in their workplaces and in society. It also made space for members to learn from each other’s experiences.  Participants came away with a solid foundation in union basics and a grasp on how to engage in the union to advance Aboriginal rights.
October 3, 2014 - 12:56pm •
More information on the Dream Catcher project can be found HERE.
October 1, 2014 - 11:43am •
MEDIA ADVISORY                                                         October 1, 2014Unveiling of 10-foot Dream Catcher HALIFAX, NS– The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in partnership with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) are hosting a community gathering to unveil a 10-foot Dream Catcher in honour of the 1186 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. 


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