Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is Crucial to Canada’s Commitments to Reconciliation

OPEN LETTER TO SENATORS

Our Nations and organizations urge all Senators to support Bill C-262, a private members bill to ensure that the federal government implements the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called the UN Declaration “the framework for reconciliation at all levels and across all sectors of Canadian society.” In its Calls to Action, the TRC urged the federal government to fully implement this global, consensus instrument for the protection and realization of the human rights of Indigenous peoples.

Bill C-262 provides a principled and pragmatic framework for achieving this goal.

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