Aboriginal Circle

OPSEU Aboriginal Circle call for Regional Representatives

February 15, 2013

The OPSEU Aboriginal Circle is inviting OPSEU members who self-identify as Aboriginal (Inuit, Métis or First Nation status or Non status) to apply for five (5) positions on the OPSEU Aboriginal Circle to fill vacancies in Region 2 (one position), Region 3 (one position), Region 4 (two positions) and Region 5 (one position).

The role of the Regional Representative on the Aboriginal Circle is to create and maintain networks within the Regions, to develop and promote programs, to encourage First Nation (Status or Non Status), Métis and Inuit members to participate in Union activities and to increase the awareness and understanding of Aboriginal issues throughout the membership.

Application process:

Interested applicants shall submit a Statement of Interest that outlines:

1. Who are you? Describe the traditions or culture you are from (if known).

2. How have you been involved in your community, union etc.?

3. What strengths (personal, social, cultural) do you bring to the Aboriginal Circle?

4. Why do you want to be a Representative on the Aboriginal Circle?

Selection process:

The Equity Unit will ensure an anonymous selection process.

The Committee will select the new members based on the following considerations:

  • Previous activist experience

  • Willingness to share cultural knowledge to the Aboriginal Circle and OPSEU

  • Openness to learning various Aboriginal cultural activities from all three cultures (Inuit, Métis, First Nation status and Non Status) 

A decision will be made at the Provincial Aboriginal Circle meeting in mid-March. Following that meeting, all applicants will be notified accordingly.

PLEASE FORWARD COMPLETED STATEMENT OF INTEREST TO JAYME BADER IN THE EQUITY UNIT (e-mail to equity@opseu.org or fax to 416-448-7419) NO LATER THAN 5:00PM ON FEBRUARY 22, 2013.

Download Statement of Interest

 


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