PSAC North Regional Council

Indigenous People's Committee

 

We promote union actions on issues affecting indigenous members by: 

  • Educating, politicizing and mobilizing Indigenous members by making links between themselves, the union, the workplace and the community.
  • Empowering, uniting and engaging Indigenous members to take action and move the Human Rights Agenda forward
  • Encouraging networking and open communication among Indigenous members, the PSAC National Human Rights Committee and other PSAC National/Regional bodies.

Join our growing team

We participate in conferences, education and training programs on issues that affect Indigenous Peoples. 

We are relied upon for representation of Indigenous members, their issues and equality goals in the various union bodies, programs and social justice groups. 

We sit on the National Human Rights Committee and other PSAC National and Regional bodies … and much more. 

Make a difference

Some of our work is focused on reviewing, discussing and making recommendations on issues, policies, strategies and initiatives that affect Indigenous Peoples. 

We also keep our eye on legislation, provisions or practices that are discriminatory and recommend union policies, programs or actions that will end and redress the discrimination and racism. 

Join our committee and pursue your area of interest. There is room for everyone who wants to make a difference. We welcome your contribution!

You can also view Terms of Reference for Indigenous Peoples' Committees in Nunavut, Yukon and the NWT

November 13, 2019 - 4:38pm •
PSAC North Regional Yukon Indigenous Peoples’ Committee organized “Beginner’s Beading – Beaded Poppy Workshop” on November 2-3, 2019. In the spirit of reconciliation, the two-day event offered an opportunity for PSAC members to learn more about the long and proud tradition of indigenous military service.  
October 18, 2019 - 4:37pm •
In the spirit of reconciliation, PSAC North Yukon Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee organized Orange Shirt beading workshop on September 28 and 29. The event was open to all: Indigenous and non-Indigenous PSAC members, supporters and allies. Jayla Rousseau Thomas facilitated the workshop. The event led to important discussions about Orange Shirt Day and its origin. Every Child Matters buttons were provided to participants and they all went away with their beaded Orange Shirt pins.
October 18, 2019 - 12:09pm •
Each year on October 4th communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.  PSAC North Yukon Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee and Whitehorse Regional Women's Committee sponsored the Sisters in Spirit in Whitehorse event by providing refreshments to participants. The event and vigil was organized by Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council on October 4th, 2019. 
October 17, 2019 - 4:38pm •
PSAC North NWT Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee and Women's Committee partnered to sponsor the Sisters in Spirit luncheon on October 11.The luncheon was organized by the Native’s Women’s Association of the Northwest Territories.
October 10, 2019 - 12:01pm •
Members of PSAC North Regional Council met in Iqaluit. The three day meeting included important discussions about campaigns and upcoming regional convention, strategy sessions, website and media orientation, and a presentation by guest speakers including Anne Tennier, President of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.  Mumilaaq Qaqqaq took us through a journey in history with her presentation about Inuit history and life before and after colonization.
June 20, 2019 - 2:24pm •
Northwest Territories Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Committee donated $1000 to the North Slave Métis Alliance for June 21st Fish Fry at Somba K’e Civic Plaza. PSAC North and the committee looks forward to the celebrations. Wherever you are, find out where the day is being celebrated, participate and volunteer. 
May 17, 2018 - 4:07pm •
The Whitehorse Regional Women’s and the Yukon Aboriginal Peoples’ committees hosted a teddy bear picnic for Jordan’s Principle, May 10.   
January 24, 2018 - 1:32pm •
The Native Women Association of the NWT hosted an unveiling of the Beaded Hearts Tapestry as part of the opening of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) hearings in Yellowknife on Jan. 22, 2018. The hearings took place over three days and involved 40 families sharing their experiences.  The Beaded Hearts Tapestry was created to pay respect to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and to acknowledge the families who have experienced great loss.

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