Few people are in greater need of human rights protection than Indigenous peoples. Globally, about 370 million Indigenous people face widespread systemic discrimination, impoverishment, ill health, and dispossession of their lands and resources. Although governments have a duty and responsibility to ensure the welfare and safety of all their citizens, Indigenous peoples are often subject to policies that erode or suppress their rights and distinct cultural identities. Canada is no exception.
Legislation based on the UN Declaration is critical for reconciliation in Canada.
Questions for Candidates:
- Will you commit to the implementation of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada by supporting a government bill as strong as Bill C-262?
- How do you plan to support local First Nation, Métis or Inuit communities?
- How will you create positive change for Indigenous communities?
- How do you plan to empower Indigenous peoples in Canada?
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