Faith Houses in support of
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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House of Commons Study on Bill C-15: An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Canada, The Churches, and Bill C-15
Faith Houses and Organizations Support Bill C-15
Read a letter sent to Minister Lametti by various faith houses and organizations from across Canada expressing their support for Bill C-15, legislation to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples here.
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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...
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
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.