CUPE Committees
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Aboriginal Working Group

CUPE BC’s Aboriginal Working Group (AWG) is one of four working groups within the Committee Against Racism and Discrimination (CARD). Its purpose is to provide information, awareness and education to Aboriginal CUPE members within the province, and the CUPE BC executive and membership as a whole.

To promote awareness of our issues we support events, plan gatherings and bring forward resolutions to the annual CUPE BC convention. For a number of years we have supported National Aboriginal Day (June 21) at Oppenheimer Park, Aboriginal Veteran’s Day (November 8) in Vancouver, and various Idle No More events across B.C.

We continue to work with the Provincial and National CUPE executive boards to include awareness training in all education materials and to ensure that we recognize and acknowledge all Aboriginal Nations on whose territory we reside.

Member contact information:

Merrier, Debra - Chair - Local 728
Tutin, Quinton - Co-chair - Local 4992
Anderson, Leanne
- Local 15
Geisbrecht, Janet - Local 4177
Hallifax, Greg - Local 561
Lupo, Michael - Local 1004
Morgan, Kathy - Local 5523
Thomas, Coralea - Local 523
Whitford, Dale - Local 951
Guitard, Mitch - Staff Representative



Aboriginal Gatherings in Kelowna (2001) and Victoria (2006)
National Aboriginal Day (Oppenheimer Park)
2010 BC Human Rights Conference

CUPE National

CUPE National Aboriginal Council
CUPE supports Indigenous Adoptee Gathering 2014 
National Aboriginal Day: In solidarity with Idle No More
CUPE Enough is Enough water campaign
CUPE National Education

Other links

CUPE attends AFN assembly
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) 
Challenging racism in the workplace
Idle No More