As an educational institution created for and by First Nations, we have the privilege of working with, as well as training remarkable women and men whom, through their commitment and achievements, play a major role in the advancement of society, in the protection of the environment, in the strengthening of their governance and much more. June 21 is a special time for non-natives to recognize this contribution and to take another step towards better living together. In September 2020, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, which by the way is a privileged partner of FNEE, published an action plan on the fight against racism and discrimination [ii].
This plan presents a multitude of initiatives for bringing our nations closer together and ideas on possible commitments, 14 of which are directly addressed to the business community. For businesses, adhering to one or another of the commitments of the AFNQL plan is a positive gesture that fits perfectly into a process of integration of social responsibility criteria. Happy National Indigenous Peoples’ Day!