The next meeting of the Vancouver & District Labour Council is at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 20th at the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver).
Speak to Local 517's VDLC delegate, Sarah Pilgrim if you're interested in attending (any member can attend as an observer if you want to check this monthly meeting out).
As usual, the monthly meeting is preceded by a Pizza Educational at 6:00 PM. Pizza and refreshments are by donation.
This month's speaker on the topic of Reconciliation and Canada 150+ : National Aboriginal Day and Canada Day is Lillian Howard. Lillian Howard is of Nuu-chah-nulth ancestry and a member of the Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee for the City of Vancouver. This committee developed the concept of Canada 150+ to recognize that First Nations resided in what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to confederation.
On June 21 we recognize National Aboriginal Day, and just over a week later on July 1, Canada Day. Lillian will discuss the significance of June 21 and Canada 150+ in the context of Canada Day celebrations and the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.