Our Ambassador Chief Robert Joseph shared the following statement regarding the current dialogue on racial injustice:
To everyone who has walked with us, worked with us, supported us, partnered with us, now is a time to take action.
People are standing up against the injustice of the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. There are countless stories in Canada as well.
Systemic racism is not new. What’s new, is it is being filmed on smartphones and shared on social media. It’s being brought to light like never before.
See something, say something.
Contact your local, provincial, federal leaders and tell them, it’s not ok to treat people differently because of race. Have hard conversations with your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers and bosses. Racism has to end. It’s time to get on the right side of history. It’s time to embrace our common humanity like never before.
We cannot afford to stand silently any longer.
Martin Luther King Jr. said: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Now is the time to embrace and live out: Namwayut – We Are All One