Back to All Posts

Recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day

We join with fellow Canadians to recognize and celebrate the fundamental roles of First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation on these lands long before the Canadian culture and identity we know now. The histories, art, traditions, and cultures of Indigenous Peoples have shaped our past and remain integral to who we are today.

However, this year, in light of the tragic and disturbing discovery of the 215 children who did not come home from the Kamloops Indian Residential School, and the long-standing impact that has had on Indigenous communities and people, Global Container Terminals (GCT) recognizes Indigenous communities and people in their grieving and healing on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

This is a critical juncture in our reconciliation path as a country. We must act on the work done by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the implementation of the 94 Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).  On National Indigenous Peoples Day GCT affirms as part of our Global Commitment to act on the Call to Action 92 for Businesses and to contribute to full reconciliation with Indigenous communities and peoples.

Learn more: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation