Reconciliation

Settlement Agreement Parties and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Contributor:

Call To Action:

48. We call upon the church parties to the Settlement
Agreement, and all other faith groups and interfaith
social justice groups in Canada who have not already
done so, to formally adopt and comply with the
principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a
framework for reconciliation. This would include, but
not be limited to, the following commitments:

i. Ensuring that their institutions, policies, programs,
and practices comply with the United Nations
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

ii. Respecting Indigenous peoples’ right to selfdetermination in spiritual matters, including
the right to practise, develop, and teach their
own spiritual and religious traditions, customs,
and ceremonies, consistent with Article 12:1 of
the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples.

iii. Engaging in ongoing public dialogue and actions to
support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples.

iv. Issuing a statement no later than March 31, 2016,
from all religious denominations and faith groups,
as to how they will implement the United Nations
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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