Bernadette Smith was elected as the newest NDP MLA in Manitoba. A community activist and advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Bernadette is one of the many passionate members of our NDP team.
"National Aboriginal Day is a day to honour the many contributions of the Indigenous Peoples of this land and is an occasion to reflect on the many challenges Indigenous Peoples still face today." - Georgina Jolibois, MP Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River
“After more than 12 years of the Trans community and its allies fighting for equal rights and protections, I’m pleased to see that the Parliament of Canada has finally gotten the job done and put gender identity and gender expression into the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.” —Randall Garrison
"National Aboriginal Day honours the First Peoples of the land while offering an opportunity to better understand and address the underlining shortfalls towards Indigenous communities." Georgina Jolibois, MP Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River
The Liberal government voted against a UN proposal for a nuclear disarmament treaty and refused to participate in the March round of UN talks. New Democrats are forcing a vote to get Canada back to building a safer and more peaceful world free of nuclear weapons.
National Aboriginal History Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the rich history, contributions and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. As we mark this important occasion, we must also continue the fight to respect Indigenous rights in Canada—a requisite for any meaningful reconciliation.