Jer's Vision wishes you a Happy National Aboriginal Day!

Jer’s Vision is proud to have worked with and to continue to work with First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Two-Spirit communities. Every day, not just June 21st, let’s acknowledge all the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities of Turtle Island, especially the unceded Algonquin territory that Jer’s Vision’s head office is based in. It’s important that we not only celebrate the beauty and wisdom of native communities, but as settlers we work in solidarity with them to address concerns that affect us all.

Last week the National Aboriginal Health Organization launched their anti-bullying website for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit youth in an attempt to address the lateral and systemic violence occurring in these communities from colonisation, oppression, and intergenerational trauma.

Here are other ways you can get involved:

Families of Sisters in Spirit– justice for missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Algonquins of Barriere Lake– defense for the Algonquin land and way of life from government and corporate injustice

Feeding My Family– bringing awareness of and protesting food prices and food insecurity in Nunavut

As we share this land, native and settler, let’s all work together so that we can all have safer, diverse, and anti-oppressive communities!  

Faye C. Estrella
Conference Coordinator