Faith Houses in support of

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Joint Letter to Senator Gold from Canadian Faith Communities

Read the joint letter sent to Senator Gold expressing faith community's support for Bill C-15 and our hope that the Bill will pass in an expedient manner. 

Read letter here

Submission to the Pre-Study of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples of the Senate of Canada 

Read Faith in the Declaration's joint submission, with faith groups and houses from across Canada, to the Pre-Study of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples of the Senate of Canada on Bill C-15: An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 

Read the submission here

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Passage of national UN Declaration Implementation Act a milestone for

Indigenous rights and reconciliation

Read the public statement from the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples about the passage of Bill C-15 here

Letter to Members of Parliament:

Supporters of Truth and Reconciliation, Support Declaration Legislation: Pass Bill C-15 

Read Faith in the Declaration's letter to Members of Parliament urging them Pass Bill C-15, An Act respecting the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 

Read letter here

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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

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.