Support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is 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.

Group on Parliament Hill June 2011

In December 2020, The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-15, an act that would implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and ensure that Canadian laws are consistent with its objectives.
In May 2021, Bill C-15 was officially passed by the House of Commons to the Senate. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is working with other faith organizations in support of Bill C-15.

What can you do?

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