Faith Houses in support of

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The TRC and Bill C-15 Event

Watch recording in English here
(French translation recording coming soon)
 
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Write an Email to Show Your Support

Write an email to Senator Dan Christmas,Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, to show your support for Bill C-15.

With our new letter template, it's as easy as copy and pasting. 

View template in English and French

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Did you miss our May 4th event: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Bill C-15?

Watch the online conversation with the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Dr. Marie Wilson, and Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild here

French translation recording coming soon

Faith in the Declaration's Submission to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

House of Commons Study on Bill C-15: An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Read submission in English and French

Canada, The Churches, and Bill C-15

 

Watch recordings from our February 18th event in English and French

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 
Call to Action 48:

We call upon the church parties to the Settlement Agreement, and all other faith groups and interfaith social justice groups in Canada who have not already done so, to formally adopt and comply with the principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation...

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The most comprehensive international human rights instrument to specifically address Indigenous Peoples' economic, social, cultural, political, civil, spiritual and environmental rights. In its own words, the Declaration sets out minimum standards necessary for the “dignity, survival and well-being” of Indigenous Peoples.

 

“We have described for you a mountain. We have shown you the path to the top. We call upon you to do the climbing." 

Senator Murray Sinclair,

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair, April 2016

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Ecumenical Supporters

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Legislation implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is supported by the above ecumenical houses/organizations ... the contents of this site do not necessarily represent the views of all of the above churches/organizations in every instance. All statements and press releases on this site reflect the views of those and others whose names are listed as having given their endorsement to those specific statements and press releases.