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10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted in: Activism Guide, Canada
    Friday, September 29, 2017 - 14:01

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples “the framework” for reconciliation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

    Implementation of the Declaration is too important to take place in a haphazard way. Or to be left to political whim.

    That’s why it’s so important that Canada’s commitment to fully implement the Declaration, and a clear process for doing so -- be enshrined in national legislation.

    A private members bill now before Parliament would do just that. Bill C-262 would establish an overall framework for government to work with Indigenous peoples to bring Canada laws and government programmes and priorities into line with the Declaration.

    Amnesty International has joined Indigenous peoples’ organizations in urging the federal government to embrace and build on this approach.

    1. TAKE ACTION ONLINE

    Sign and promote out online action calling for implementation of the UN Declaration

    >>> Add your voice

    2. GET OTHERS INVOLVED

    Print out and circulate this petition for implementation of the UN Declaration

    >>> Download the petition here

    3. WRITE TO YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

    Implementation of the Declaration is something every Member of Parliament should support, regardless of party.

    >>> View our new letter-writing action

    4. LEARN MORE

    Find why implementation of the UN Declaration is so important

    >>> Read our joint statement with partners

    >>> Visit Amnesty's new website on the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration