Where We Stand
ATU Local 113 is proud to celebrate Indigenous History Month
We honour the Peoples of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, and the diverse Indigenous Peoples across the continent.
Where We Stand
ATU Local 113 is proud to celebrate Indigenous History Month.
We honour the Peoples of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, and the diverse Indigenous Peoples across the continent. Through their unique worldview and traditions, they have lived in harmony with this bountiful Land, from the beginning of time. Much of the food that we enjoy today, and which sustains us, comes from the Americas.
We honour the Indigenous tradespeople and professionals who work among us at the TTC. And beyond our workplace, we celebrate their many significant contributions to this continent, and the world – in every walk of life. We have much to learn about them, and from them.
Since the First Contact by European Settlers, many treaties were made, and many promises were broken. The process of colonization produced many infringements that affected the lifestyle and way of life of Indigenous Peoples. Some of the greatest impacts that Indigenous Peoples have experienced include: The Residential School Systems. The Sixties Scoop or the apprehension of Indigenous children. The deliberate actions to impose foreign religious practices on them. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Systemic Racism. Environmental Racism. Yet, through their resilient spirit, they keep their rich traditions and languages alive as they rebuild their communities for future generations to thrive.
As a union, if we all work together, we can find ways to resolve the injustices that are faced.
This year, ATU Local 113 will help raise awareness of Indigenous history and challenges, through members’ stories, educational webinars, videos, documentary films and online resources for members.
We thank the Indigenous Cultural Educators who will help us to reflect on our relations with Indigenous Peoples. And we thank our Indigenous members who have contributed to developing this program.
We are proud of our Indigenous Sisters and Brothers at ATU Local 113 and across the ATU family. Together, we look forward with hope to where our aspirations can coexist in harmony.
Please join us in this learning and in commemorating Indigenous History Month.
Miigwetch. Thank you.
Dreamcatcher Bios is a 13-part, half-hour documentary series that tells the life stories of these globally successful Indigenous superstars.
Every episode of Dreamcatcher Bios introduces the audience to a famous and inspirational “hero.” Our Dene narrator will guide us through the tribulations our heroes endured, and the eventual triumphs they celebrate, that make them the role models they are today.
These heroes are changing perceptions of Indigenous people in North America, and are representing Indigenous culture in a way the world rarely sees.
To watch the show and find broadcast schedules, go to www.aptn.ca.