National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place on the summer solstice, June 21. It is a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
This National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honour the First Nations, the Inuit and the Métis Nation: their people, cultures and perspectives, the memory of those voices lost, and the living survivors of the residential schools and their families.
“But I Was Wearing a Suit” is a mini documentary about the racism that Indigenous lawyers and law students face within the legal profession. It is a grassroots project of a group of Indigenous Lawyers, produced with the support of CLEBC and the Law Society of BC.
It is hoped that these videos will expand awareness of the micro-aggressions and micro-discriminations that are being suffered by Indigenous clients in the justice system, and encourage a much-needed discussion about stereotyping and bias.