August 22, 2013

Doctrine of Discovery Must be Repudiated

At a session of Canadian Yearly Meeting on August 22nd, Friends were in deep and immediate unity that the Doctrine of Discovery must be repudiated by […]
July 5, 2013

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples & “Consent”

Photo credit Mary Kosta Are you interested in human rights or international law? Do you want to learn more about the phrase we often hear that […]
June 12, 2013

Aboriginal Affairs Minister misleads Indigenous peoples and public on UN Declaration

Photo credit Mary Kosta In a recent article in the Montreal Gazette (10 June 2013), the Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt is reported as denying that […]
May 24, 2013

Joint Statement: Study on the extent of violence against Indigenous women and girls

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Twelfth session New York, 20 – 31 May 2013 Agenda Item 7: Human Rights Study on the extent of violence against […]
May 1, 2013

World community urges comprehensive response to human rights violations facing Indigenous peoples in Canada

Canada’s human rights record just underwent a peer review process under the United Nations Human Rights Council. A number of organizations, including CFSC, have issued this […]
April 26, 2013

Indigenous human rights & bio-diversity

We joined with over 20 Indigenous organizations and other supporters to work on and endorse a submission about Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity for […]
May 15, 2012

CFSC Welcomes Churches’ Support for Conscientious Objectors

On this, International Conscientious Objectors Day (May 15th), The Canadian Council of Churches’ Commission on Justice and Peace has released a letter that it wrote to […]
April 27, 2012

FAO Voluntary Guidelines need redress

There is a critical need to affirm and safeguard the customary land and resource rights of Indigenous peoples – especially in the context of food security.  […]
April 27, 2011

Children’s rights denied by indifference and legal technicalities

Indigenous peoples and human rights organizations call for an immediate end to discrimination against First Nations families Indigenous peoples and human rights organizations urge all political […]