June 21 marks National Indigenous People’s Day. This is a day we recognize and celebrate the cultures of the Indigenous peoples across Canada. For the Building Trades of Alberta, this means recognizing the important contributions of our First Nations, Inuit, and Métis members who’ve helped build our union and made it the strong labour community it is today.
All too often, Indigenous peoples face barriers that make it difficult for many to create a good and fulfilling career. The BTA believes that everyone regardless of age, race, and gender deserves the chance to thrive in good, stable jobs. From taking apprentices to red seal journeypeople, we’re always working to create opportunities for our Indigenous members. That’s why we’re committed to delivering exceptional training, employment, and mentorship opportunities to our Indigenous members and to indigenous youth looking to enter the unionized building trades.
This National Indigenous People’s Day, our Community and Indigenous Director Lyle Daniels is hosting a lunch and learn at the Dow site in Fort Saskatchewan on Indigenous awareness. Additionally, Lyle will also be speaking at the First Nations Power Authority’s seventh annual Indigenous Cleaner Energy Forum in Saskatoon on June 26, 2023.
The population of Indigenous peoples is growing fast, and the BTA is determined to ensure that our organization reflects the diverse landscape of workers. Check out our Construction Hub to view the many trades anyone can build a career from. https://alberta.constructiontradeshub.com/.