The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called Canada to adopt and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as “the framework for reconciliation" (Call to Action #43). Bill C-262 will ensure that Canada’s laws are in harmony with the Declaration.
But we need your help. 262 is currently in the Senate and it needs to get through committee and to 3rd vote in the next few months or it will not achieve royal assent.
Indigenous Peoples have been pushing for the Declaration for over 35 years—and the issues have not been resolved during that time.
Will you add your voice to the calls for Canada to move forward on a path—not just towards reconciliation, but a path towards equality and justice? Will you take action to #passbillc262?
Here are 3 important actions you can take in 3 minutes to support Bill C-262!
- Send a quick e-letter to all the Senators urging them to support the quick passage of Bill C262! Click here to fire off the KAIROS E-Letter!
- Take a photo of yourself (or with your communtity group) showing your support of Bill C262, and post to social media. “I support Bill C-262!” "We support Indigenous rights!" Use the hashtags #passBillC262 #UNDRIP #SenCA. If it's helpful, you can download a #PassBillC262 poster here.
- Email or call Senator Don Plett (Manitoba), the Opposition Whip, expressing your personal support for Bill C-262 and asking him not to delay the passage of this vital legislation—firstname.lastname@example.org; 613-992-0180.