National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Joint Learning Program recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2022, as an important day to recognize and honour the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

The JLP fully recognizes the ongoing legacy of colonialism and how the trauma and intergenerational impact of the residential school system have contributed to the social, political and cultural marginalization of Indigenous Peoples.

As we work towards justice for Indigenous Peoples, read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Learn about the realities faced by Indigenous Peoples in this country.

As settlers on unceded land, not looking away is a first step toward reparation and reconciliation. It is past time for all settler Canadians to take that first step.

The JLP actively supports and promotes human rights through its various learning activities which put an emphasis on respect, inclusion, non-discrimination and safety for all employees in the federal public service. Specifically, the JLP discussion, Anti-Racism: Let’s Talk! creates space to examine both the history and present-day context of racism in Canada.