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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022

  • Published - 21/03/2022
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  • Posted By - OTC
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Every year on March 21, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

It’s a day to recommit to making change and to working towards the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner calls on individuals to join us by investing in true Reconciliation and relationship building, while having zero tolerance for any form of discrimination.

This year we ask you to become involved by watching We Will Stand Up, a film by Tasha Hubbard looking at the death of Colten Boushie, the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, and the impact of colonialism and racism on the prairies.

In February the OTC hosted a screening and panel discussion with Treaty Commissioner Mary Culbertson, Colten’s mother Debbie Baptiste, his uncle Alvin Baptiste, Elder Jenny Spyglass, lawyer Eleanore Sunchild, Treaty Land Sharing Network member Mary Smilie, and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.

We invite you to watch the film, We Will Stand Up (available for free here at the National Film Board), and then watch this important discussion. Share it with friends and family, get everyone you know involved in eliminating racial discrimination.