WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor is showing international solidarity with U.S. Indigenous peoples by sending a delegation of Canadian activists to the January 18 march in Washington D.C.
"Unifor activists are passionate about human rights," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "We're proud to stand with Indigenous peoples everywhere in their struggle for justice and respect."
Unifor's delegation includes Leanne Marsh (British Columbia), Don Wren (Saskatchewan), Anna Grizans (Ontario), Zack Ladouceur (Nova Scotia), and Gina Smoke (Unifor Indigenous Liaison).
"From our missing and murdered sisters to environmental ruin of our territories, there are too many reasons to march," said Smoke. "The sitting American president regularly uses racial slurs to describe U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, which should tell you about the state of the national dialogue right now."
The Indigenous Peoples March is a grassroots campaign organized by independent coordinators at the state and tribal level.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at [email protected] or 778-903-6549 (cell).