The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the most comprehensive international instrument establishing a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world. The values that underscore CCJC’s work – justice, healing, love, mercy, forgiveness, peace, compassion, dignity, fairness, trust and non-violence as well as our focus on justice that heals, make supporting the healing work of reconciliation something that is important to us.

Private member’s Bill C-262, to align Canadian law with UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), recently had its second reading in the House of Commons. It will be debated again in Feb. 2018 and a March vote decide if the bill will move past second reading to committee. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action urged churches and governments to adopt the Declaration as the framework for reconciliation. CCJC supports the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a crucial means for achieving reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada.

Our friends at KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives have done a great job outlining how individuals can get involved to support Bill C-262 and the implementation of UNDRIP here:…/ind…/undrip-meet-with-your-mp

And how churches can get involved here:…/indigenous-…/undrip-resources

Full text of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) available here:

Our friends at Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) have published a factsheet about UNDRIP, available here:…/UN-Declaration-factsheet-Feburary…

Bill C-262 available here:…

To lend our support to the Articles outlined in UNDRIP, we will be publishing them on a monthly basis through our social media channels. Keep an eye out for these posts via our Facebook and Twitter.

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