Indigenous Issues

About our Indigenous Peoples Rights program

PSAC has been working to protect and defend the rights of Indigenous?Peoples in Canada and abroad for decades.

The union’s Indidgenous members work together to strengthen the labour movement’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples' rights through research, education, awareness raising and advocacy.

Our Indigenous Peoples' Rights program supports member engagement by providing information, resources and training on a wide range of topics including leadership and lobbying.

Our goal is to elevate Indigenous Peoples' voices. We are all treaty peoples.?


January 17, 2019

Last week, RCMP officers arrested and detained several Wet’suwet’en people on their unceded terri

June 20, 2018

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, PSAC is distributing Red Dress Pins

June 4, 2018

The results of the 2017 Public Service Employee Survey continue to show disturbing results for employees from equity-seeking groups.

December 12, 2017

The Joint Union/Management TBS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion released its

December 6, 2017

The National Aboriginal Peoples' Circle came together for their annual meeting to discuss some of the issues that are at the forefront of the struggle for Indigenous Rights.

Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The National Aboriginal Peoples’ Circle works with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to organize Sisters in Spirit vigils every October 4th in memory of the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. PSAC is calling on the federal government to sponsor a full public inquiry into the missing and murdered indigenous women.

Safe Drinking Water campaign

The Indigenous Peoples' Rights program is working to ensure that Indigenous communities have access to safe drinking water in every community. This includes advocating for action on the part of the federal government, documenting the impact of unsafe water on communities, and working with allies such as the Assembly of First Nations, Métis national council, and Polaris Institute to achieve real change.

What is the NIPN?

The?National Indigenous Peoples’ Network is open to any member who self-identifies as Aboriginal (First Nation, Inuit or Métis). Members are able to share information and network with each other through an email listserv and sometimes in person. Several communities across the country have active regional circles?that carry out the campaigns and projects of the NAPC.

What is the NIPC?

The National Indigenous Peoples'?Circle (NAPC) was created in 2003 to give Aboriginal members the opportunity to come together and discuss issues that affect them in the workplace, in their communities and at national and international levels.