Vice-President CUPW, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
Dodie Ferguson is a resident of Regina and a proud postal worker, represented by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). An active member of her union, Dodie is on her local executive and is a past regional representative on CUPW’s National Human Rights Committee. She is also a member of the Regina & District Labour Council Executive and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour’s Executive Council. Dodie’s passion is union education and she travels across the country, facilitating educational opportunities for union members. She specializes in the areas of human rights and in the education of settlers on the impacts of colonization on Turtle Island and on Indigenous people. Dodie is an alumna of the Canadian Labour College and is one of many labour leaders who currently teach at the College. Dodie is the granddaughter of Rosaline and Harold Lerat, and Jane and Michael Burns of James Smith Cree Nation. Born into a farming family on Cowessess First Nation, Dodie has much respect for others who work in the areas of land stewardship and sustainability, and in the areas of Indigenous sovereignty. Dodie’s greatest life accomplishments are her children and grandchildren, and she is very proud to be part of five living generations in her Lerat family.