Marking National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day, and to mark this important day, Operation Lifesaver is renewing its commitment to work with Indigenous communities across the country to ensure they have the tools and resources needed to keep their residents safe.
One of the ways we are demonstrating this commitment is by ensuring that our safety material is available in many Indigenous languages. We’ve already translated our safety brochures, colouring and activity sheets for children, and virtual-reality videos into 10 Indigenous languages. But to recognize this year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re pleased to announce that we will be providing material in three additional languages: Siksikai'powahsin, Kanien'kéha (Eastern dialect) and Halq’emeylem.
"On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, Operation Lifesaver shares gratitude with all those who have helped us understand the rail safety needs of their Indigenous communities. Operation Lifesaver will always be committed to listening to rail safety stories from Indigenous people and working with communities to stop track tragedies,” says Charlene Dishaw, Operation Lifesaver’s Western Regional and Indigenous Outreach Coordinator. 
You can find all of OL’s Indigenous resources as well as a range of other rail safety materials on our website. Share them with your community, friends and family—and help us save lives.