National Aboriginal Day – June 21

Click here to Download a PDF of the letter from CUPE National President, Paul Moist and CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer, Charles Fleury. – See more at: http://cupe500.mb.ca/news/news-archive/national-aboriginal-day-is-june-21/#sthash.9PCGy6gO.dpuf

National Aboriginal Day is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements and contributions to Canada of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

June 21 was chosen because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice, the first day of summer and longest day of the year. Many aboriginal groups mark the date as a time to celebrate their heritage.

On June 21, all Local 500 members are encouraged to participate in the local events commemorating this day.

– See more at: http://cupe500.mb.ca/news/news-archive/national-aboriginal-day-is-june-21/#sthash.9PCGy6gO.dpuf

National Aboriginal Day is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements and contributions to Canada of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

June 21 was chosen because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice, the first day of summer and longest day of the year. Many aboriginal groups mark the date as a time to celebrate their heritage.

On June 21, all members are encouraged to participate in the local events commemorating this day.

View below letter from CUPE National President Paul Moist:

Download (PDF, 130KB)

– See more at: http://cupe500.mb.ca/news/news-archive/national-aboriginal-day-is-june-21/#sthash.9PCGy6gO.dpuf