UNDRIP Blog Updates

Acting on an Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

June 26, 2019

KAIROS Canada is deeply disappointed that Bill C-262, while passed by elected officials in Parliament, will die on the Order Paper in the Senate. Since it is highly unlikely that the Senate will meet again before the writ for the…

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Bill C-262 in limbo

June 21, 2019

Time may have run out on Bill C-262. Although originally scheduled to adjourn on June 28, the Senate is now expected to wrap up today, National Indigenous Peoples Day, leaving several bills, including Bill C-262, in limbo. In an Open…

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Retarder les projets de loi C-262 et C-337 mine le processus démocratique au Canada, et met en danger la réconciliation ainsi que la protection des droits humains

June 19, 2019

Une motion unanime des 338 députés de la Chambre des communes déclare que les deux projets de loi actuellement devant le Sénat, les projets de loi C-262 et C-337, sont « des mesures législatives majeures » qu’il est urgent «…

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KAIROS urges Parliament to pass key human rights bills before time runs out

June 19, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS Canada joins Indigenous nations, organizations, and other human rights defenders in an urgent call to Parliamentarians to pass two critical bills that have been stalled in the Senate. In an Open Letter released on June 17,…

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Stalling on Bills C-262 and C-337 undermines Canada’s democratic process, jeopardizes reconciliation and fails to protect human rights

June 17, 2019

17 June 2019 Open Letter to Parliamentarians A unanimous motion of the 338-member House of Commons said that two bills currently before the Senate, Bills C-262 and C-337, are “critical pieces of legislation” and urged that they be “passed into…

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Advocates continue to push for Indigenous rights bill as deadline looms

June 17, 2019

A bill which would harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) would need to restart its life in the House of Commons—after the federal election—if not passed by the senate before June…

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Urge the Opposition Leader to stop senate filibustering of Bill C-262!

June 6, 2019

Bill C-262 is in trouble. On Wednesday, June 5, Senator Don Plett refused a motion from Senator Lillian Dyck to allow the Senate Committee to proceed with its scheduled review of Bill C-262. The five senators who have been filibustering…

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Urge senators to stop filibustering Bill C-262!

May 28, 2019

Bill C-262 is now before the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. There are strong concerns that some senators are engaging in filibuster tactics to undermine the bill while in Committee. This includes introducing amendments. Any amendment will in effect…

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Urge senators to send Bill C-262 to Committee

May 14, 2019

This Thursday, the Bill is supposed to be sent to committee for review. Please urge senators to be in the Red Chamber on Thursday to vote in favour of this important step. Time is of the essence. STEP ONE – Please…

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Ecumenical letter to Senators on Bill C-262

February 8, 2019

Ten faith based organizations urge Canada’s Senators to support Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. In a joint letter released on February 7, the Senators were reminded that the time for action is now. KAIROS…

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Urge Senators to support the UN Declaration Act

September 18, 2018

Join KAIROS in urging all Senators to vote in favour of Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. KAIROS is part of a Coalition of Faith Based Organizations* that is focused on ensuring that the…

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Bill C-262 provides principled framework for implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 29, 2018

Open Letter to All Members of Parliament Our nations and organizations are urging all Members of Parliament to support Bill C-262 in a non-partisan manner when it comes to a vote at third reading. The government of Stephen Harper endorsed…

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KAIROS joins Burnaby Mountain Trans Mountain pipeline protest, April 28

April 25, 2018

KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry to stand in solidarity with members of T’sleil-Waututh, faith leaders and people of faith (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada’s Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, will join members of Tsleil Waututh, faith leaders and other people of…

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UNDRIP bill passes second reading! Please thank your MP or urge future support

February 8, 2018

Bill C-262 passed second reading with flying colours on February 7 thanks to the efforts of Canadians who encouraged their Members of Parliament to support it. The bill will ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the…

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Un vote important sur le projet de loi relatif à la DNUDPA – demandez à votre député de l’approuver!

February 1, 2018

Le 5 février prochain, la Chambre des communes va débattre du projet de loi C-262 et passera au vote le 7 février pour décider s’il sera adopté ou non en deuxième lecture. Ce projet de loi permettrait d’assurer que les…

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Important vote on UNDRIP bill – please urge your MP to support it!

January 31, 2018

The House of Commons will debate Bill C-262 on February 5 and vote on February 7 to decide whether or not it will pass second reading. The Bill would ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the…

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Canadian government supports UNDRIP bill; action still needed

November 22, 2017

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced on November 20, 2017 that the Government of Canada will support private member’s Bill C-262 when it comes up for second reading on December 4 in the House of Commons. Support for C-262 was a…

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KAIROS UN Declaration Video: Please Share

October 5, 2017

Dear Friends, This Thanksgiving I want to share with you a short video about persistent advocacy and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. I invite you to take a moment to watch it, share it with your…

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UPDATE: Winds of Change in Manitoba and BC

October 4, 2017

The Winds of Change have been active in Manitoba and British Columbia thanks to the efforts of local KAIROS organizers. In Manitoba, the KAIROS Cambrian Agassiz group met with the Manitoba Ministry of Education and Training on August 25. Education…

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10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2017

Canada needs a legislative framework to fulfill the promise of this vital human rights instrument

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Spirited Reflection: Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights

May 25, 2017

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their…

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Let Justice Roll: Campaign update for April 2017

April 30, 2017

Last month, KAIROS along with Mennonite Church Canada (Indigenous Relations) and Canadian Baptist Congregations, launched the campaign Let Justice Roll: Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to ensure that the Government of Canada takes the…

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New resource: Let Justice Roll

March 31, 2017

On March 31, 2017 KAIROS member churches in collaboration with Mennonite Church Canada (Indigenous Relations) and Canadian Baptist Congregations launched Let Justice Roll, a campaign that calls for the full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

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Site C legal challenge on UNDRIP anniversary shows Indigenous rights are a long ways away

September 13, 2016

Nine years ago today, on September 13, 2007, the United Nations took an important step towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples when the General Assembly voted 144-4 to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While 11 countries…

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Tar Sands Healing Walk Videos

July 10, 2014

Two videos by Allan Lissner on the Tar Sands Healing Walk.

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