Endorsements of the National Action

Regional and national organizations are invited to endorse this declaration and commitment to action. Please email connect@kairoscanada.org with your endorsement and a JPG version of your logo (optional) if you wish to endorse. Local organizations and individuals are invited to get in touch with KAIROS so we can connect you to others planning local events.

We, the undersigned Indigenous and Canadian organizations, applaud Canada's November 2010 endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We agree that it is time to "build on a positive and productive relationship with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples."

We join with more than 100 legal scholars and constitutional experts who affirmed that the Declaration is "consistent with the Canadian Constitution and Charter and is profoundly important for fulfilling their promise."

We call on the government of Canada to work collaboratively with Indigenous peoples for the full and effective implementation of the Declaration. We call on the federal government to reform laws and policies that fall below the Declaration's standards.

We support Indigenous peoples and groups across Canada who are calling for implementation of the Declaration to protect Indigenous peoples' rights, including rights to lands, territories and resources, livelihoods, health and self-determination.

In the spirit of the treaties and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we commit ourselves to seeking right relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in every part of Canada; to speaking the truth about historic injustices; and to ensuring that our respective organizations and communities will make right relations a priority.

We endorse the KAIROS national action "Roll with the Declaration," and encourage our membership to:

- sign the KAIROS petition to the federal government;

- make banners expressing support for the Declaration;

- and participate in education and action events across the country, including in Ottawa on June 20.


Signatories

Amnesty International

Anglican Diocese of Montreal

Assembly of First Nations

Canadian Auto Workers

Canadian Centre for Ecumenism

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Citizens for Public Justice

Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine

Council of Canadians

Dignity for All: Campaign for a Poverty-Free Canada

Families of Sisters in Spirit (Canada)

Families of Sisters in Spirit

First Nations Summit

Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)

Greenpeace

Indigenous Peoples' Solidarity Movement

Inuit Circumpolar Conference

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

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Justice-écologique-tendresse (JET) Québec

The National Association of Friendship Centers

Native Women's Association of Canada

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG), McMaster University

The Guatemalan Working Group of OPIRG McMaster

Pax Christi Montreal

The Polaris Institute

Project of Heart

Public Service Alliance of Canada

Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

The Social Justice Committee of Montreal

Student Christian Movement

United Food and Commercial Workers of Canada

Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Walk 4 Justice

World Student Christian Federation