Indigenous Committee

Who We Are

The SFL Indigenous Committee's mandate is to provide a bridge between Indigenous Peoples and organized labour.

What We Do

The SFL Indigenous Committee works to provide a forum for SFL affiliates to participate in a critical examination of Indigenous issues throughout Saskatchewan, Canada and abroad. The committee works with the SFL and affiliates in order to facilitate and/or implement education and cultural awareness opportunities.

Committee Members

Lynne Eikel, SUN, Chair
Trina Joseph, URFA
Rhonda Parker, USW
Jennifer Seckinger, SUN
Preston Smoke, COPE
Hali Topinka, SGEU
Scott Trenaman, USW
Louise Watson, CUPE
Ashlee Hicks, CLC
Jessica Boyer, SFL Staff

Unionism on Turtle Island

Developed by the SFL Indigenous Committee, this course is currently offered at the SFL Spring School and Prairie School for Union Women.

This course is designed for non-Indigenous workers who want to learn more about Indigenous issues and who want to work in solidarity with their First Nations brothers and sister.

Participants will begin the process of understanding the shared struggles of Indigenous People and Unions. They will deepen their understanding of the general concept of partnerships and representative workforce.

Providing factual information will dispel the current myths and misconceptions that surround Indigenous People.

In a positive environment participants will examine the barriers to diversity in the workplace. By exploring their personal attitudes towards an inclusive work environment they will build their capacity to become instruments of change.

For solidarity to occur organized labour and Indigenous people must work together for both to achieve their goals.

Terms of Reference

Contact Us

The committee is seeking full representation from all affiliates. For further information or to appoint your affiliate representative, please contact the Indigenous Committee Vice President.

  • Lynne Eikel

    Indigenous Committee
  • Jessica Boyer

    Administrative Assistant, Human Rights/Equity