We need your help today.
Tomorrow, the Senate is set to vote on whether to send Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to committee for review.
To ensure that the bill passes, we need your help ensuring that all Senators are present and voting in support of the Bill.
Cree Senator Mary Jane McCallum says too much is at stake for Bill C-262 to die on the Senate floor.
The former university professor and long time advocate for Indigenous rights tells APTN News that “by obstructing the vote the senate is feeding into the cycle of manufactured violence toward Indigenous peoples by not providing them the opportunity to move forward in a positive direction.”
For more, read the following article by APTN's Justin Brake—aptnnews.ca/2019/04/18/
We're happy to share with you that Bill C-262 - An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - was recently debated by the Senate. We're hoping the third reading happens before June, when Parliament is dissolved before the election.