JUNE 2017 VANCOUVER, BC
LiUNA International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada, Joseph Mancinelli on behalf of LiUNA signs Statement of Partnership with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde
"LiUNA represents over 110,000 members from coast to coast to coast and is the embodiment of strength, honour and justice as we collectively remember the struggle of those who paved the way before us. The century old struggles of the indigenous communities across Canada have for hundreds of years sought to be treated as equal and LiUNA strongly believes that together we can build a strong partnership with an emphasis on training and education as youth are the future builders of our growing economy." LiUNA International Vice President Joseph Mancinelli.
“Education and training are the keys to a brighter future for young First Nations men and women. As we work to close the gap and build strong communities and healthy homes, this partnership with LiUNA will help to ensure First Nations are at the fore of this development, and advancing in the areas of construction, waste management, and health care. Through this statement of partnership, LiUNA has demonstrated its commitment to First Nations and to walking down the path of reconciliation, and we lift them up as a model for other organizations in Canada.” National Chief Perry Bellegarde.