Today is National Ribbon Skirt Day

January 4, 2024

On behalf of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, we are honoured to commemorate National Ribbon Skirt Day. This day is crucial as it symbolizes our collective commitment to honour, respect, and uphold our Indigenous sisters and brothers’ rights, traditions, and cultural heritage.

The ribbon skirt is a powerful symbol of the strength, resilience, and beauty of Indigenous women and girls, and it is a poignant reminder of our shared responsibility to promote reconciliation and stand against systemic inequities and injustices.

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour deeply respects the cultural significance of the ribbon skirt and sees it as a powerful representation of Indigenous identity. We encourage all members, affiliates, and the broader community to recognize and participate in this important day.

We stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities across the province and the country, advocating for justice, equality, and respect for all. As a federation, we understand the importance of acknowledging the traditional territories we work and live on, and we strive to promote an inclusive and respectful environment for everyone.

On National Ribbon Skirt Day, we encourage everyone to take a moment to acknowledge the rich heritage and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Let’s work together to create a more inclusive society where cultural diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

We pledge to continue facilitating meaningful dialogue, fostering understanding, and promoting actions that bring us closer to reconciliation and equity.

Let’s all stand together in solidarity on this National Ribbon Skirt Day and every day.

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