We are one step closer to implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights Indigenous Peoples! The Minister of Justice announced in mid November that the Liberal government will back Bill C-262 at its second reading on Dec. 5 – a bill which provides a legislative framework to bring the laws of Canada into harmony with the Declaration. Many of us have walked, prayed, and advocated for this, but there’s still more work to be done before the vote. Please consider calling your MP, or sending a “Walk the Talk” postcard (on the table in the foyer) to Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Carolyn Bennet and/or Jane Philpott.
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