The Turtle Island course aims to build meaningful, long-term relationships with and among Indigenous peoples inside and outside our workplaces.
The course identifies key moments in indigenous peoples’ history in Canada, connects these historical events to the current context, and debunks myths and stereotypes.
It concludes with participants identifying ways to act as effective and respectful allies to Indigenous peoples in their struggle for decolonization.
Please note that the region (or the local) selects the courses that are offered. Not all courses are offered in a given year. In some cases, a course may not be available because it is not up to date or because it is being translated.
Specialized courses, such as the training of facilitators and of worker advocates, are offered on an as needed basis during each mandate. Typically, participants from two or more regions attend these national-level courses.
Members interested in union education should contact their region.
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