UPDATE: Progress! Bill C-15, the government bill which paves the way for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be incorporated into Canadian Law, is on the cusp of moving from the Commons to the Senate. In response, on May 4th KAIROS virtually hosted the three commissioners of the TRC (the Hon Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild, and Dr Marie Wilson) to speak to an ecumenical group of Christians, sponsored by Faith in the Declaration.
With over 800 people in attendance, the Commissioners requested people of faith to write letters to Senators, urging them to expedite the passage of Bill C-15 before the 2021 Summer recess.
Your ACTION is needed NOW. Please contact as many senators as you can. It does make a difference. CLICK HERE for a sample letter template. We pray for a favourable outcome, so the real political/legislative work of reconciliation can begin. Thank you.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Bill C-15
So far about two-thousand people participated in the May 4th event with the TRC Commissioners, watched the livestream, or viewed the livestream recording!
Video Recordings of the livestream is available Click HERE or see below.
Recordings of the event in English and French are in production and we anticipate they will be ready next week. When they are available for viewing, the links will be posted at faithinthedeclaration.ca