May 042016
 

What is the significance of Bill C-262?

“In many ways, Canada waged war against Indigenous peoples through Law, and many of today’s laws reflect that intent. … The full adoption and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will not undo the War of Law, but it will begin to address that war’s legacies.” – Senator Murray Sinclair, Truth and Reconciliation Chair, April 2016

 

Bill C-262 would meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action to use the UN Declaration as a framework for reconciliation

March for Reconciliation, Ottawa, June 2015. Photo credit: Rachel Singleton-Polster

 
CFSC is one of 15 partners to issue a statement outlining the critical importance of full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
 
Public-Statement-Bill-C-262-May-4
 

Download the statement (PDF)

which includes links explaining Bill C-262 and the UN Declaration.

 
Learn more about CFSC’s work in support of the human rights of Indigenous Peoples.