Today is National Aboriginal Day and United Nurses of Alberta honours the contribution of Aboriginal Canadians to our union, our province and Canada.
UNA is proud to represent many nurses of Aboriginal heritage, including those employed by the Blood Tribe Department of Health in Stand Off, near Cardston, and by Aakom Kiyii Health Services of the Piikani Nation at Brocket.
UNA members are encouraged to take part in National Aboriginal Day events being held in communities across Alberta.
National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed by then Governor General Romeo Leblanc in 1996 and takes place each year throughout Canada on June 21. It provides an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about Aboriginal people and to show their respect for their contribution to Canada.