We are writing to notify you about an upcoming urgent action.
Thank you very much for supporting Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. If passed into law, this Bill will provide a more equitable framework for justice and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people by ensuring that Canada’s laws are in alignment with the UN Declaration.
After rigorous review and debate, the Bill passed through the House of Commons in May and is now in the Senate.
If the Bill does not reach third reading in the Senate before Parliament is prorogued in June for the federal election, it will die.
We cannot let this happen. With your help we can ensure that the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act becomes law.
Please organize a day(s) of action with your congregation, organization, neighbours, friends, family or group. The Senators return from the winter break on February 18 and so letters, calls or photo messages via social media or email sent before that date would be ideal. We will follow up in early February with directions, tools and materials, which you will find on kairoscanada.org.
Let’s ensure that this Bill receives the support it needs for a swift passage through the Senate.
Thank you for taking action to make Canada more just and equitable!