June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day
Every year we encourage all members to honour this day with deference and solidarity. This year, given the recent discovery of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children found at a former Kamloops residential school, we must also honour our revived outrage at the ongoing violence of colonialism.
We Will No Longer be Silenced
The attached artwork for June 21 was created by Tristan Jenni, an Indigenous artist working out of Edmonton. She works to raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. To learn more about her work, go to tristenjenniart.com/.
In keeping with the message of the CUPW Indigenous Working Group, this year’s themes are: