We “Walked the Talk” with the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights,
now it’s time to “Watch the Talk”!
Bill C262, for the adoption and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will be coming up for debate in the House of Commons on February 5th (3:00 pm EST) and will be live streamed at http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/house-of-commons/ For those of you live-tweeting or live-facebooking, the encouraged hashtags are #passBillC262 #UNDRIP #indigenousrights
Also, the bill will go to a vote on February 7th. Mennonite Church Canada and Christian Peacemaker Teams are urging constituents to call on their MPs (especially liberal MPs) to uphold their commitment in supporting the bill. Directions and a template for emails can be found on the Stirling website. (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 now available for public viewing at the following link: https://youtu.be/0soSTguQ4JQ