KAIROS top 12 wishes for 2018
Always striving for extraordinary change, KAIROS expects bold new provincial and federal policies this year that will advance human and ecological rights.
On December 31, 2018, KAIROS will truly celebrate if all (or at least most) of the following are implemented….
|That all provinces and territories:
Receive strong grades on KAIROS’ Report Card: Provincial and Territorial Curriculum on Indigenous Peoples. They are implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s Call to Action 62.i that urges the provinces and territories to make mandatory from Kindergarten to grade 12 curriculum on the Treaties, residential schools, and the historical and contemporary contributions to Canada of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
|That the Parliament of Canada:
Enacts bill C-262, an Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
|And, that the Canadian government:
Fully implements TRC Call to Action 93, which calls on the government, in collaboration with national Indigenous organizations, to revise the information kit for newcomers to Canada and its citizenship test to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Indigenous peoples of Canada, including information about the Treaties and the history of residential schools.
|Introduces new legislation for a federal environmental review process that requires Indigenous peoples’ free, prior and informed consent before projects can proceed on their territories.|
|Reassesses the impact of new fossil fuel pipelines and liquefied natural gas export terminals on Canada’s ability to fulfill its commitment to fight climate change.|
|Introduces an ambitious timeline and strategy to end all subsidies to fossil fuel companies and invests in a just transition to a clean energy economy for affected workers and communities.|