Steelworkers National Aboriginal Committee Online Connecting Circles for 2021

Registration link to receive information for the Connecting Circles

Like the rest of you, I was looking forward to attending the National Gathering for Indigenous Steelworkers, originally scheduled for April 2020 in Toronto. When the pandemic hit, we decided to postpone it for a year. Now, I am sad to say that the continued health crisis means we are cancelling those plans and will not be holding a national gathering until it is completely safe to do so.

The USW National Aboriginal Committee will instead host a series on online Connecting Circles in 2021. These one-hour Zoom events can never take the place of an in-person gathering. But they do allow us to stay in touch with one another and assure all Steelworkers that our union is committed to advancing Indigenous rights, inside the workplace and in our wider society.

Please join us for these Connecting Circles, all with simultaneous English-French interpretation:

  • Staying Healthy in Mind, Body, and Spirit: with Valarie King, Traditional Knowledge Keeper, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Wednesday, January 27 at:
    • 4:30 p.m. in most of British Columbia
    • 5:30 p.m. in Alberta and north-west British Columbia
    • 6:30 p.m. in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and parts of western Ontario
    • 7:30 p.m. in most of Ontario and Quebec
    • 8:30 p.m. in most of the Atlantic
    • 9:00 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Staying Healthy in Mind, Body, and Spirit: with Valarie King, Traditional Knowledge Keeper, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Wednesday, March 24 at later times:
    • 5:30 p.m. in most of British Columbia
    • 6:30 p.m. in Alberta and north-west British Columbia
    • 7:30 p.m. in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and parts of western Ontario
    • 8:30 p.m. in most of Ontario and Quebec
    • 9:30 p.m. in most of the Atlantic
    • 10:00 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Political Action for Indigenous Rights: with Leah Gazan, NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre and long-time Indigenous activist, Tuesday, April 6 at:
    • 4:30 p.m. in most of British Columbia
    • 5:30 p.m. in Alberta and north-west British Columbia
    • 6:30 p.m. in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and parts of western Ontario
    • 7:30 p.m. in most of Ontario and Quebec
    • 8:30 p.m. in most of the Atlantic
    • 9:00 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador

Click here to receive registration information for the Connecting Circles. The USW National Aboriginal Committee encourages Indigenous Steelworkers to participate, and the circle is open to all.

In solidarity,

Ken Neumann
USW National Director

Registration link to receive information for the Connecting Circles

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