Mission:

To promote awareness of our proud First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture and how it intertwines within our union environment.

Goals:

Engage our First Nations, Métis and Inuit members to strengthen their union involvement.
Inform and educate all union members on First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues within the workplace.
Recruit potential members by attending career fairs and conferences.
Be an advisory and resource for all union members, the Executive Board and Bargaining committees on First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues.

Members:

Committee Members:

Chair:

Justin Gaudet

Vice Chair:

Leanne Lincoln

Recording Secretary:

Liz Roper - Unit Assist - JPCH - 306.290.4092

Members:

Maureen Doucette

Jennifer Lafond - Cook - Rosthern Hospital - 306.717.6063

Lynda Ahenakew- MACSI P.A., 306.941.0314

Myrna Gehl

Angela Munshaw - Recreation worker - Extendicare 306.630.9515

Top Officer:
Janice Platzke, – 306.773.2536 ext. 8732

Staff Representative:
Dennel Pickering, – 306.652.1011 ext. 2241

Resources:

The Truth and Reconciliation Report on YouTube: #ReadTheTRCReport

Committee Openings

As you may be aware, we have a number of committees who are looking to fill vacancies. If you are an SEIU-West member (or know of an SEIU-West member in your workplace) that is looking for a great way to get involved in your union, are enthusiastic, curious, and ready to learn, take a look at the various committees and see if one peaks your interest.

The committees looking to fill out their allotted number of members are as follows:

  • Aboriginal Committee
  • Multicultural Mentorship Committee
  • Political Action & Awareness Committee
  • Worker Safety Committee
  • Young Workers Committee

If one catches your eye, send in an Expression of Interest form. 

We also have a Committee Openings poster that can be displayed on the SEIU-West bulletin board in your workplace for coworkers to find. Joining a committee is a great way to meet new people, step outside of your comfort zone, and show your solidarity in your union.

 

 

National Indigenous History Month

SEIU-West's Aboriginal Committee met on May 31 and has many exciting initiatives coming up. 

We'd like to share a list of June events and ask that you join us in celebrations of National Indigenous History Month and work towards Reconciliation in Saskatchewan. 

Email [email protected] if you'd like to walk with us in Saskatoon for Rock your Roots for Reconciliation!

Join a SEIU-West Committee!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest form should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

 

Connecting for Reconciliation

Have you ever thought: “I support reconciliation. I want to do my part, but I’m not sure what to do?”

If so, Reconciliation Saskatoon has put together the ConnectR website (www.beaconnectr.org). It’s an excellent interactive tool for people looking to find a way to help build better relationships between Canada’s Indigenous and settler communities. Its motto nicely describes how it works: “Choose your next step”. There are four “paths”: Spirit, Head, Heart, and Body. Clicking on a path takes you to suggested actions like “Attend a cultural event at your local friendship centre,” “Learn Indigenous teachings about plants,” and “Support Indigenous artisans online.” Each suggestion includes links to further information. You can also access this information by clicking one of the “Themes”, such as “Current Events”, “Facts and Figures”, and “Safe Spaces”.

ConnectR is the latest project of Reconciliation Saskatoon, a partnership of about 100 organizations, including the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Tribal Council, and the Central Urban Métis Federation. Some of the information is Saskatoon-specific, but most of it is useful wherever you live in Saskatchewan.

Check it out. It works well on cellphones too!

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