We are proud to have participated in the CLC’s first Indgenous Lobby Day in April 2019. While this event isn’t possible this year, you can listen to our own Greg Scriver speak on its impact and importance.
Greg co-led this event and was interviewed recently on CBC Unreserved’s From the House to the Red Chamber: How Indigenous people make their voices heard on Parliament Hill.
This event was an important part of moving forward with truth and reconciliation – a key opportunity for Indigenous people and allies from coast to coast to coast to speak directly with elected officials.
Advocates called for the federal government:
- to take action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls
- to ensure clean drinking water
- to create a national registry for survivors of residential schools
- and to make September 30 a national holiday for education on residential schools and Truth and Reconciliation
Advocates brought attention and awareness to these issues, shared their own lived experiences and directly impacted our elected officials.