VIDEO PLAYLIST: Indigenous Rights – Press Conference
When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its 94 Calls to Action in June of 2015, only one Call had a specific deadline. Call to Action 48 set the particular date of March 31, 2016 for church, faith and inter-faith groups to issue a statement as to their implementation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Churches and faith groups are responding to this challenge in different ways, with statements by their specific community, and through ecumenical statements. These responses to TRC 48 share some common commitments, while also expressing the diversity of experiences with the UN Declaration of the different communities.