Bill C-262 passed second reading
Bill C262, for the adoption and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, came up for debate in the House of Commons on February 5. The Bill passed second reading in a February 7 vote. Now that the bill has passed second reading it goes to committee for study and then a third and final reading.
Prior to the February 7 vote, Mennonite Church Canada and Christian Peacemaker Teams urged constituents to call on their MPs (especially liberal MPs) to uphold their commitment in supporting the bill. Directions and a template for emails were made available. (Click here for a pdf of the email template. Click here to download a Word file.)
Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights
The Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights was a 600 km walk from Kitchener to Ottawa, promoting conversation around the UN Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous People. A number of Stirling members participated. The walk began April 23 and ended May 14, 2017. A video about the pilgrimage is available for public viewing at the following link: https://youtu.be/0soSTguQ4JQ