Canadian Race Relations Foundation celebrates National Aboriginal Day
TORONTO, June 21, 2017 – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is honoured to add its voice to Canadians across the nation as we celebrate National Aboriginal Day, and the unique and important influence and impact of Indigenous Peoples on Canada.
“National Aboriginal Day provides an opportunity to recall that our historic relationship with the First Peoples of this land has too often illustrated what happens when respect for others is neglected, and the fundamental dignity of the person is denied,” said Albert Lo, Chairperson of the CRRF. “As we celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada, we should pause to reflect how we can build a better future for all. We urge all Canadians to review the 94 Calls to Action of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and be inspired to find ways to honour the Indigenous Peoples of Canada through personal acts of respect and reconciliation.
"Through its mandate and mission, the CRRF pays tribute to the dignity and worth of the individual, and recognizes the legacy of generosity of spirit which inspires its vision and underlies the Japanese-Canadian Redress Agreement - CRRF's foundational document."
The CRRF's 150 Stories initiative tells the stories of remarkable Canadian individuals, organizations, initiatives and historical events, spanning the breadth of Canada's physical, historical and cultural diversity. Read the extraordinary stories of some of the Indigenous contributors to this initiative. All 150 Stories may be found here.
About the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is a Crown Corporation dedicated to working towards the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination. Its mission is to advance Canadian identity in the pursuit of positive race relations, equity, fairness, social harmony and dignity for all Canadians. The CRRF does this by providing independent, outspoken national leadership, informing national policies and public conversation, and acting as a resource and facilitator.
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Rubin Friedman, Spokesperson